People cannot be redeemed with money. The ransom for a life is costly. No payment is ever enough.
The Lord Jesus Christ came into our world of time and space to be the ransom.
He is the ransom for our lives, the payment we can never make.
His life, death and resurrection pays the debt for our sins, making us righteous before God.
2 Kings 5:16. But he said, “As the LORD lives, before whom I stand, I will receive none.” He urged him to take it; but he refused.
Psalm 49:8. The ransom for a life is costly, no payment is ever enough. (NIV translation)
Isaiah 35:9. No lion will be there, nor will any ravenous animal go up on it. They will not be found there; but the redeemed will walk there.
Isaiah 55:1. All you who are thirsty, come to the water! You who have no money, come, receive grain and eat; Come, without paying and without cost, drink wine and milk! (NAB translation)
1 Peter 1:18. knowing that you were redeemed, not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, from the useless way of life handed down from your fathers,
1 Peter 1:19. but with precious blood, as of a lamb without blemish or spot, the blood of Christ,
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