“Forasmuch as you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious Blood of Christ, as of a Lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, Who by Him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave Him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.” 1 Peter 1:18-21
A Child of God is not redeemed with corruptible things. The traditions of various religious ordinances are vanity from the minds of man. Jesus Christ came to die on Calvary’s Cross so that we may be redeemed. We who believe are bought with a price. God has raised Jesus up and gave HIM glory that our faith and hope might be in God.
God bows His ear to the righteous whose faith is in the redeeming power of Jesus Christ and their fervent prayers availeth much (James 5:16). It is for the sake of Jesus that God leads and guides Believers into HIS perfect Will at HIS perfect timing, not our own. The Lord orders the footsteps of His Children and they delight in His ways (Psalms 37:23).
“In You, O Lord, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in Your righteousness. 2 Bow down Your ear to me; deliver me speedily: be You my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me. 3 For You are my rock and my fortress; therefore for Your Name’s sake lead me, and guide me. 4 Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for You are my strength. 5 Into Your Hand I commit my spirit: You have redeemed me, O Lord God of Truth.” Psalm 31:1-5
In You, O Lord, do we put our trust. For Your Name’s sake lead us out of this pilgrim land.
-Donna Clark Warren