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Burden and Blessing Podcast

Jul 2018

Word of the Week: Redeemer

July 16, 2018

In our Word of the Week series on the names of Jesus we consider the name: Redeemer. This name for Jesus is rooted in the Old Testament and what was known as the "Kinsman Redeemer" outlined in Leviticus 25 and described in the book of Ruth. A Redeemer was one who was related and would buy back the property of one who had lost it all due to poverty. What a beautiful picture of what Jesus has done for us! He has redeemed us by His precious blood (1 Peter 1:18-19) from every lawless deed (Titus 2:13-14) and from the curse of the Law (Galatians 3:13). All of this Jesus has done as our Redeemer. The Old Testament also describes Jesus as ever living Redeemer. Job says: I know that my Redeemer lives (Job 19:23). What comfort this sweet sentence gives! (TLH 200:1)