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Redemption

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God has joy over creating a relationship with his believing children, and he is happy to be generous to those who want no part of a Savior.

One of the characteristics of God that we find in the Bible is that he enjoys people and he loves to rescue them from their dilemmas and their sin. Christ illustrated this through a parable.

The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field. (Matthew 13:44)

I would understand the parable this way. The treasure in the field are those who will trust in Jesus Christ, and the field is the world. These future believers are hidden among the peoples of this world. The person who found the treasure is God the Father, and he greatly rejoiced in that treasure. And when it said he sold everything he had, it referred to the giving of his Son Jesus on our behalf. On the cross Jesus purchased all of humanity to obtain the believers among humanity. The parable emphasized joy and generosity: joy over the treasure in the field and generosity because God is willing to pay the ultimate price, his Son, for those who accept the gospel and those who want no part of it. God has joy over creating a relationship with his believing children, and he is happy to be generous to those who want no part of a Savior.

 

 

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