Greater Value In Redemption

06 April 2008

Some time ago I was trying to explain to my children how our deeds have greater value after we are redeemed than before we are redeemed.

The analogy of a coupon came to mind:

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The inherent value of the coupon is only 1/100 of a cent. You would have to gather up 100 coupons to get a single penny! That is like our deeds before we are redeemed:

...And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment...

- Isaiah 64:6

Why?

...And their reverence for Me consists of tradition learned by rote...

- Isaiah 29:13

There is not a proper heart present!

Like the coupon once we are redeemed there is a greater value to be found.

Messiah "gave Himself up for us to redeem us from every Torah-less deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for mitzvot." - Titus 2:14

And what is the power of redemption that it gives our deeds greater value?

And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. - Hebrews 11:6

Faith!

It is the faith... the well-placed trust... that we have in Him that transforms our deeds from traditions learned by rote to deeds that are pleasing to Him (2 Cor 5:9, Eph 5:6-10, 1 John 3:22).

May we have faith in Him who redeems know that "apart from Him there is no salvation"

We should rejoice in His Yeshua - 1 Samuel 2:1

We should "sing to the Lord, all the earth; Proclaim good tidings of His Yeshua from day to day." - 1 Chr 16:23

We should all bow our hearts and know that God declares:

"I, even I, am the LORD, And there is no savior besides Me. " - Isaiah 43:11

May we all come to know the greater value of being redeemed.

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