Daily Devotional
What Does It Mean to Redeem?

“And I thought to inform you, saying, ‘Buy it back in the presence of the inhabitants and the elders of my people. If you will redeem it, redeem it; but if you will not redeem it, then tell me, that I may know; for there is no one but you to redeem it, and I am next after you.’ And he said, ‘I will redeem it.’”

Ruth 4:4


Ponder This

I did a study on the word redeem. It means to buy or to take out of the marketplace, that is, to take off the slave block. When our Lord redeemed us, He not only bought us, but He also took us out of the marketplace. We’re no longer for sale. That speaks of our eternal security. And then to redeem means to set free. That’s what happened to Ruth and that’s what happened to Adrian. I have been bought, I’ve been taken off the marketplace, and I have been set free in the Lord Jesus Christ. That’s redemption. That’s the wonderful doctrine of redemption we read over and over again. Even better, it’s not just Ruth, and it’s not just me—it’s all who have trusted in the Lord Jesus. If you’ve put your faith in Him, it’s you too.

  • Have you been redeemed by Jesus?
  • How is He calling you to respond further to Him today?

Practice This

Share with another person the way you’ve been redeemed by Jesus.

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