I know my redeemer lives

The Verse of the Day for April 29, 2018 can be found in Job 19:25 (AMP):

“For I know that my Redeemer and Vindicator lives, And at the last He will take His stand upon the earth.

This verse refers to the concept of “redeemer,” one who exercises the right of redemption. The act of redeeming literally means “to purchase out, buy up; buy out of the hands of a person; to set free; to buy off, to secure for oneself or one’s own use; to buy up from the power or possession of any one.” According to the King James Dictionary, to be redeemed, then, is to be forgiven, to be made holy, to be freed, adopted, and reconciled to God.

As born-again believers, we have been justified freely by God’s grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.

Reflecting on the Verse of the Day and the redemption we have in Christ Jesus inspired this poetic response:

I Know My Redeemer Lives
Job 19:25

I know my redeemer lives, and he will stand upon the earth at last.
He knew me and loved me long before the vision for my life was cast.
He called me and filled with the Spirit of life that I might so live
To serve joyfully with a heart of gratitude as I learn to give
And forgive, just as He has forgiven all the failures of my past

I desire to abound in the love that redeemed me, to be steadfast
In sharing this boundless love nothing in this life has ever surpassed:
Nothing can separate me, and nothing on Earth can ever outlive.
I know my redeemer lives.

No vessel in the universe can hold this love, no matter how vast
Though my heart and flesh may fail, in faith I hold fast,
For the Savior never gives up nor gives out but has even more to give.
I have been freed and redeemed from the curse of the law that I might live.
There is none like my redeemer, the First and the Last.
I know my redeemer lives.

Nicole C. Mullen offers a song of praise: “I Know My Redeemer Lives”:

The verse from Job also brings to mind George Friedrich Handel’s Messiah, renowned oratorio based on texts from the King James Version of the Bible. One of the most well-known selections from this frequently performed musical composition is based Job 19:25-26: “I Know that My Redeemer Liveth.”

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