SCRIPTURE TEXT: “He gave His life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us, and to make us His very own people, totally committed to doing good deeds.”–Titus 2 : 14 (NLT)
Christ’s freeing us from sin opens the way for Him to ‘cleanse’ us. He freed us from sin (redeemed us) by purchasing our release from the captivity of sin with a ransom. Jesus paid a ransom for us because we could not pay it ourselves. His death released all of us from our slavery to sin. —For even the Son of man came not to be served but to serve others and to give His life as a ransom for many (Mark 10: 45)
We are not only free from the sentence of death for our sin, but we are also purified from sin’s influence as we grow in Christ.