Thursday, October 2, 2008

Psalm 49:7

“No man can by any means redeem his brother, or give to God a ransom for him.” (NASB)


“No man can by any means redeem (padah: deliver, ransom, rescue) his brother ('ach: brethren, another, kindred, kinship, same tribe), or give to God a ransom (kopher: satisfaction, bribe, sum of money, price of a life) for him.”


No man can, by any means, rescue and deliver another, or give to God anything to purchase him.


In my life, I’ve heard people go as far as saying, “I’d give my own life for them to know the Lord”. The fact is though, you cannot. Jesus Christ alone gave up Himself for all of mankind. He purchased, with the laying down of His life, the rescue that all men are in need of. I’m learning to remind myself often that no one comes to the Father unless He leads them. It is not my position to be the redeemer, I’m just to lead them to Him. Today, look for those who God alone can redeem and deliver and ask Him who He is drawing.

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