“being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood” (Romans 3:24-25 NKJV).


Two important words concerning salvation are named here: “Redemption” and “propitiation.” Redemption means that we have been purchased out of slavery to sin by Christ, who gave Himself as our ransom. He took our sin, so that we might receive His righteousness. Propitiation means that Christ satisfied God’s judgment and wrath towards our sin by taking it upon Himself. He took our death and offers us His eternal life.
These two great doctrines of salvation are worthy of our constant wonder and meditation. How great is the mercy and love of God that He has shown through Christ Jesus!
PRAYER: Dear Father, we are so thankful for our salvation, knowing how completely lost we were and how great the cost Christ paid to redeem us, shedding His blood as a propitiation for our sins. We worship You for Your great love. May we walk in wonder today, sharing Your message of salvation with others. In Jesus’ name, amen.