Jesus, Savior and Redeemer

Some of the members of Grand Blanc Church of Christ and I have been engaged in a study of the Major Prophets since the fall of 2010, beginning with the book of Isaiah. We are studying the 42nd and 43rd chapters and I noticed something.

Jesus is “savior” and is denoted as such in Isaiah 43:3. His name means exactly that.

Jesus is “redeemer.” Just as Boaz plucked off his sandal in token of redemption of Ruth and Naomi, Jesus allowed his life to be plucked from him, along with his blood, in redemption of us.

Jesus is the servant identified in Isaiah 42, and is the one in verse 7 who will “bring prisoners from the prison” of sin.

How much more should we love him who first loved us? He is our near-kinsman, for he is the only one who could redeem us from our sin.

After reflecting on this, I read with new appreciation: “I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, and not forsake them,” (Isaiah 42:16 NKJV).

God be praised, for he has saved us, redeemed us, and led us to understand and walk in ways we have not known.

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