The Lord Be With You Today!
For this is what the Lord says:
“You were sold for nothing, and without money you will be redeemed.”
(The Lord reminds His people that they sold themselves into exile for nothing,
giving themselves freely into sin and disobedience
because they walked into sin out of their own free will.
He is also saying that He received no price for them
when He allowed them to be taken captive by the Babylonians
and, therefore, will release them at will without any ransom payment.
Since we belong to the God Who created us,
even when He allows us to sell ourselves into slavery
or when He permits us to be restricted in exile,
or when He uses a Babylonian force to overtake us,
because He receives no purchase price for us whom He owns already,
He will not pay money for our release,
but will march us out of the captive places when He chooses.
Because He owns us already as His chosen people,
the Lord has the right to redeem us when and how He chooses.
We belong to a loving and merciful Redeemer Who hovers over us today!)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ's love,
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