Redemption is being saved or rescued from errors of our ways at a price. Errors we make can be out of evil intent or what can be considered sins. We may wonder why people have become so evidently evil in these days. The bible states, in 2 Timothy 3:2-4 New King James Version (NKJV) “… men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,”
God loves his creation and does not want us to remain in this condition.
Titus 2:14 New International Version (NIV) reads, “who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.”
We are not able of ourselves to always correct what needs to be corrected. We need the Creator to correct those things that are out of our control. And anyone can see that this world is out of control.
If we are honest, we will admit that we must have Divine intervention to resolve the issues of our day. As long as we keep God out of the picture, the more we are left to ourselves to try to resolve a dilemma of great magnitude. Sheer willpower will not help. Many of us are aware that using our willpower to control habits or sins can be futile. You can forget about trying to change someone else in your own power. It can be a challenge for many parents to calm a toddler who is having a temper tantrum. Someone who is so small can contend with the best of us.
I believe that parenthood is a way that God shows us that we are not in complete control. We are all born into this world with the free will to do what we want, when we want, and how we want. We want to believe that we will make the best decisions for ourselves and our families. Some of us do and some don’t. God is not asking us to be perfect. We can’t be but God is perfect and holy. He steps in to redeem us from the sins that plague mankind.
The world became cursed with sin when a bad decision was made by humans many years ago (Genesis 3). The deception that led to the decision, showed that even the most innocent of us can be taken off course to do wrong. How did our children learn what is right and what is wrong? We have to tell them. In the end it will be their decision. It will be their choice. If you could help your children make the right decision when the time is right to spare them and possibly others, wouldn’t you do everything you could to make that happen?