job 33v24 I Have Found A Ransom



Job 33:24


This is God's "Eureka": In the person of his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, he found a ransom for his chosen people. By the substitutionary sacrifice of his own well-beloved Son in the place of his people, the Lord God found a way to punish sin to the satisfaction of his divine Justice and to be gracious in saving every believer. By this one mighty, all-sufficient, sin-atoning ransom, he would be perfectly just while at the same time justifying every believer.

                This ransom was THE INVENTION OF DIVINE WISDOM. Only the infinite mind of the eternal God could or would have devised such a gracious and just plan to save fallen man. Truly the cross of Christ displays most gloriously the manifold wisdom of God. Only by this mighty, sin-atoning ransom could the prophecy be fulfilled - "Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven...Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps."

                This ransom was THE GIFT OF DIVINE LOVE. "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." "God commendeth his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." "Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins." THE PRICE OF OUR RANSOM IS THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF CHRIST. Justice could demand no more and love could give no more than the precious blood of Christ.

                This ransom HAS BEEN FULLY PAID. Just before he breathed out his spirit, our Lord cried triumphantly, "It is finished!" Those words simply mean, "The ransom is paid, redemption is complete". By his mighty atoning sacrifice, our Lord Jesus Christ has satisfied the law of God, honored the justice of God, brought in everlasting righteousness, and put away all the sins of all who will ever trust him. God neither requires, nor will he accept anything from the sinner to complete the work. Christ has done it all:

                And this ransom IS GLORIOUSLY EFFECTUAL. Every soul that was purchased from the hands of divine justice by the blood of Christ must be saved by divine power. The very justice of God demands it. In the fulness of time the Lord will "Deliver him from going down to the pit", saying, "I HAVE FOUND A RANSOM!"