The Redemption We Have In Christ
Text: Colossians 1:14
Paul’s spirit of thanksgiving was strong and vibrant because he had such a deep comprehension of the salvation found in the Lord Jesus Christ. He continued in the same vein of appreciation and thanksgiving in the following text.
“In whom we have redemption through His blood,
the forgiveness of sins.”
1. “In whom”
a) This is a reference to Christ.
b) The word “whom” is a relative pronoun.
c) The antecedent is found in the previous verse – “the Son” (Colossians 1:13).
2. “We have redemption”
a) In the Greek text the definite article was attached to the word “redemption”.
b) Paul was highlighting “The Redemption” that we have in Christ Jesus!
c) The word “redemption” speaks of being completely released from debts.
d) The salvation we have in Christ assures us that we have been released from all debts incurred because of our sins!
3. “Through His blood”
a) This phrase is included in the NKJV text.
b) It highlights the fact that our redemption came at a very high price.
c) The Lord Jesus had to shed His blood that we might have full redemption.
4. “The forgiveness of sins”
a) Forgiveness is a distinct and definite part of our redemption in Christ.
b) The Greek text highlights the word “sin” by employing the definite article with the word “sins”.
i) The Original Sin
ii) The sins of omission
iii) The sins of commission
All of these sins have been forgiven completely! We have been redeemed thoroughly by the Lord Jesus Christ.