“He is so rich in kindness that He purchased our freedom through the blood of His Son, and our sins are forgiven.” ~ Ephesians 1:7
Another blessing recorded in Ephesians is the purchase of our freedom—redemption. The word redemption means “to buy back with a ransom.” The slave market is in Paul’s mind as he tries to find images to convey the state of our spirits as slaves to sin and the love of our Redeemer, paying with His own precious blood the ultimate price for our freedom. Some think that because Christ died, all receive redemption automatically. Not so! We have to say thank you and take advantage of that freedom by walking away from our old master and serving the One who has bought us with such a price—whose service is perfect freedom!
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SOURCE: Just Between Us