JOB 21 - He Redeemed My Property
25. For I know that my Redeemer lives, and He shall stand at last on the earth;
26. and after my skin is destroyed, this I know, that in my flesh I shall see God,
27. Whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!
Another function of the human redeemer, was that he could buy back your property if you fell on hard times, so that the property would not be sold outside the family and be lost to your descendents.
How does our Divine Redeemer accomplish this for us? you ask.
What property did Jesus buy back for me?
Sin has robbed us of one great quality that God meant humans to have in the beginning. That is our righteousness. Righteousness means right standing with God.
We know that Adam, the first man, began by being righteous.
Genesis says this:
8. And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.When we read this in its context, it is clear that Adam and Eve were accustomed to be comfortable and happy when they heard the sound of the Lord God walking the garden each day at this time. It is clear that both they and God enjoyed this time of daily fellowship with God.
(Genesis 3 NKJV)
But after they lost their right standing with God by disobeying Him, they no longer felt comfortable in His presence and so they hid.
They hid because they were ashamed of themselves. They had never before experienced shame. God's intention was that as they maintained their right standing with Him, human beings would never experience the guilt and shame that sin has brought into our lives.
When we begin experiencing the freedom from guilt and shame that our Divine Redeemer has purchased for us, we begin to understand that He has really bought back for us the precious property of righteousness which we lost due to sin.
Jesus did this by becoming sin in our place, so that we could have the priceless privilege of receiving from Him His own righteousness in place of our sin.
2 Corinthians 5 says it like this:Prayer:
21. For God took the sinless Christ and poured into him our sins. Then, in exchange, he poured God's righteousness into us!
Father, thank You for making such a sacrifice for us by sending Jesus.
Lord Jesus, thank You for being willing to have my sin poured into You and then giving me Your righteousness in exchange.
I worship You, Lord, today and always,
See you tomorrow, God willing!