“In Him, we have redemption…”–
–If we believe in Jesus, make Him our identity, speak out our allegiance to Him and associate and align ourselves with Him
–then we are bought by Him. He goes to the slave trader (Satan) and buys us back.
“…by His blood…”–
–Jesus’ blood is the currency, the money, He uses to buy us back. The blood spilt from His own body is required to buy us back–just because that is the system He set up.
“…the forgiveness of sins,…”–
–Sin is what put us in the hands of the slave trader to begin with. When Jesus buys us back, our sins become a non-issue, forgotten, wiped off the record, never brought up again, as if they never existed, a blank spot, no indication of them whatsoever.
“…according to the riches of His mercy…”–
–A vast storehouse of mercy that never ends.
–Jesus has great joy in giving and giving and giving–and being fully capable of giving. He never wears out. The more He gives, the more joy and life He shows.
“…which He made to abound to us…”
–like an avalanche of mercy heading straight for us from the mountaintop. It is way beyond our power to stop. As much as we may try to deny it and argue with Him, once we have put ourselves in Him, we are surrounded, engulfed by His mercy. We just have to accept it as a fact of life.
“…with all wisdom and prudence.”
–Jesus wants us bad, and He knew exactly what He had to do to get us, and He did it.