The idea behind these businesses is very simple. If you need money, you take a valuable item like jewelry or a musical instrument, or antique to the shop where the pawnbroker appraises it and gives you cash. But if you don't return within the specified time to redeem it, you forfeit ownership. Although it was yours originally, you no longer have legal possession till you pay the price to get it back. And if you wait too long, it can be lost forever. Redeem means: " To deliver, to purchase, or to ransom, such as to free a person from bondage by payment. (Matthew 20:28) says: "Even as the son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. Ransom here means "Payment". ( Galatians 4:5) "To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons."
I really didn't know that some places allow you to recover your bartered item. But my sister and another friend of mine told me that they actually did return to recover their special or cherished possession. People will do all kinds of things when their back is up against the wall. And to be very honest, sin had us backed up into a tight corner with no way to get our! But thanks be unto the God who gives us the victory in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Have you ever thought of yourself as somebody who needs to be redeemed, so you can be returned to your original owner? The Bible says God created us to enjoy fellowship with Him But sin caused us to fall into "the snare of the devil...held captive... to do his will" (2 Tim. 2:26 NAS). Restoration to God, your rightful owner, could only come through redemption. And that is exactly what God did!"
"God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" ( John 3:16). Christ's death on the cross was the price of your redemption; that is how much God values you and me! But redemption only becomes a reality when you realize that you are a sinner, and trust in Christ as your Savior. The moment you do, he reunites you with your heavenly Father-ransomed, redeemed, restored to your original owner.
So the question is: have you taken God up on His offer of salvation, the offer that makes you a member of His family? If you are able to read this, it is not too late. You can do it right now wherever you are. The Bible says: Today when you hear His voice harden not your heart. If you open up the heart and invite Him in, he promises to come in and fellowship with you, and you with Him. Make Jesus you Choice and not your last chance.
God Bless You On This Beautiful Crisp Day.
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