September 4: Redemption & Salvation

Proverbs 16:6

In mercy and truth
atonement is provided for iniquity; 
and by the fear of the Lord one departs from evil.

 

Although Israel (and many people) want to be loyal and serve only God, without God’s redemption and salvation it is impossible.  Therefore in His love, God provided a way of atonement כָּפַר [kapher] which means cover) for sin.

Mercy:  חֶסֶד [chesed].  This is a hard word to define in English because it best expresses God’s covenant keeping, faithful love of God.

Truth: אֱמֶת [emet] comes from the root “amen” and is variously translated as “steadfast, trustworthy, faithful, and faith.

This verse from the Old Testament is another proof text that the God of Sinai is the same as the God of Calvary.  God abounds in grace/love and truth.

PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM AND THE REDEMPTION OF ISRAEL.

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