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1315 God, as redeemer

1315 God, as redeemer

God alone has the ability to save his people from slavery and captivity. God’s redemptive will and power is demonstrated in his deliverance of Israel from bondage in Egypt, and supremely through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

God as the sole redeemer of Israel

Isa 47:4 See also Dt 13:5; Ps 19:14

He redeems because of his love Dt 7:8; Ps 44:26

He is able to redeem because of his power Dt 9:26; 2Sa 7:23 pp 1Ch 17:21; Ne 1:10

God acts as Israel’s redeemer

Ps 78:35; Ps 111:9; Isa 43:1; Isa 48:17; Isa 54:5; Isa 63:16

He promises to redeem Israel from Egypt Ex 3:8-10 See also Ex 3:21; Ex 14:4

He redeems Israel in the exodus from Egypt Dt 5:15 See also Dt 15:15; Dt 21:8; Dt 24:18; Ne 9:9-11; Ps 77:14-20; Ps 105:23-38; Hos 13:4; Mic 6:4; Ac 7:30-36

He redeems Israel from Babylonian exile Isa 41:14 “Redeemer” is a characteristic title for God in the second part of Isaiah. In the context of the exile Isaiah reminds Israel that God would act as redeemer. See also Isa 43:4; Isa 44:6,24; Isa 49:26; Isa 54:5; Isa 60:16; Isa 62:12; Jer 50:33-35; Jer 51:12; Mic 4:10; Zec 10:8

God redeems his people from difficult personal circumstances

Ps 34:22 See also Isa 29:22 Abraham was redeemed from the land of idolatry to become God’s servant; Job 19:25 Job, in the midst of his despair, declares God to be his redeemer; Ps 31:4-5 part of the psalmist’s prayer for deliverance when confronted by an evil conspiracy; La 3:58 the lamentor recognises personal redemption within the context of national despair

He brings deliverance from enemies Ps 69:18; Ps 106:10; Ps 107:2; Jer 15:21; Jer 31:11

God redeems his people from the bondage and guilt of sin

Ps 130:7-8 See also Ps 34:22; Isa 59:20

Those who remain sinful do not find redemption Hos 7:13 See also Ps 26:11 The request for redemption is made on the basis of uprightness; Isa 1:27-28

God redeems his people from death

Ps 49:15 See also Job 19:25-27; Ps 103:4

Jesus Christ is central to God’s redemptive purposes

Col 1:13-14 See also Lk 1:68; Ro 3:23-24; 1Co 1:30; 1Co 7:23; Gal 3:13-14; Gal 4:4-5; Eph 1:7; Heb 9:11-12; 1Pe 1:18-21

God will finally redeem all creation at Jesus Christ’s second coming Ro 8:19-23 See also Lk 21:28; Eph 1:13-14; Eph 4:30; Tit 2:13-14

God’s redemptive work brings him praise and worship

Eph 1:3-7 See also Ex 15:1-21; Ps 71:23; Ps 111:9; Ps 119:134; Ps 136:1-26; Isa 35:4-10; Isa 44:22-23; Isa 48:20; Isa 51:11; Isa 52:9

See also

1085God, love of
1105God, power of
1320God as Saviour
2321Christ as redeemer
6659freedom, acts in OT
8624worship, reasons

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