Psalm 34:22 – “The Lord redeems the soul of His servants, and none of those who trust in Him shall be condemned.”
One of the dictionary definitions of the word “redeem” is, “to gain or regain possession of (something) in exchange for payment.” When you go back and read today’s verse with this definition in mind, it makes it all the more meaningful. The Lord Jesus Christ has regained possession of our souls in exchange for payment – His blood on the cross of Calvary.
When we sin, it’s almost as if we’re selling our soul to the devil. But the Lord purchased it back and when we believe in Him, we become His. When we trust in God, we will never be put to shame. We are no longer under any guilt or condemnation. The Lord Jesus Christ has rescued us from the eternal punishment that we deserved. We are no longer bound to our past sins, we are free. Now that we have experienced this freedom from bondage and sin, we must be careful to not fall back into it.
Galatians 5:1 says, “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” Allow yourself to be guided by the Holy Spirit every day of your life. When you submit your life to God, He will give you the strength to resist any temptation that you might face. Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom (2 Corinthians 3:17). Continue living in the freedom the Lord Jesus Christ has purchased for you and experience His grace every second of your life.