Redemption by a Triune God CB

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“according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with His blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.” 1 Peter 1:2

Peter’s first letter is addressed to “the elect… according to the foreknowledge of God…”  These words are meant to bring comfort to a people in dire need of it.  As Rome intensified the persecution against the Jews, many believers left Israel and became residents of Gentile cities.  They are now reduced to exiles and pilgrims.  Peter encourages them with the knowledge of who they are.  By divine providence, they are the elect of God. As the elect, they have been redeemed. When the Bible speak of ‘being redeemed’ it is always begging our attention to the picture of a slave being purchased out of bondage. For believers in Jesus Christ, it depicts our once…

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Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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2 Responses to Redemption by a Triune God CB

  1. granbee says:

    Grace and peace are multiplied to me every time I re-read these words from Peter’s letter.

  2. I replied at Christian Blessings.
    It is so important to see the Trinity at work. So many people today claim that Jesus is not God, and according to Scripture it is an essential to believe that He is God and came in the flesh to redeeme mankind.
    Truly an amazing God!

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