Summary: To show that GOD's Love is able to exchange people on our behalf just to save us and the wicked and transgressor to "enjoy" doom and destruction.
Are you a wicked man/woman?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that GOD's Love is able to exchange people on our behalf just to save us and the wicked and transgressor to "enjoy" doom and destruction.
Proverbs 21:18 (King James Version)
21:18 The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS because of Your Love for me, I am saved and redeemed from this world, and you have exchange the wicked in my place.
Wicked, a ransom
A. Authors: Credited generally to King Solomon before his character downfall/decline.
B. Date written: from 931 to 686 B.C.
C. Purpose: To give moral instruction
D. Main Theme: Fear of the LORD
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. The wicked a ransom for the righteous
"The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous,"
Wicked or "rasha" in Hebrew meaning:
1. morally wrong
2. an actively bad person
3. condemned, guilty, ungodly
4. wicked man that did wrong
Ransom or "kopher" in Hebrew meaning:
1. a cover
2. like bitumen (used for coating) and henna plant (used for dyeing)
3. a redemption price
4. bribe, ransom, satisfaction, sum of money
Righteous or "tsaddyq" in Hebrew meaning: just, lawful, righteous
Isaiah 43:4 (Amplified Bible)
43:4 Because you are precious in My sight and honored, and because I love you, I will give men in return for you and peoples in exchange for your life.
It's all because of GOD's Love for us, why it's done. People who love corruply or we say "lust" don't understand all these, that even a whole country of Egypt is made a "ransom" or an exchange for the Israelites even thought they don't even know GOD, GOD protected and saved them by ten plagues against the Egyptians, it's because of GOD's Love for the Israelites. But simply we can't understand GOD's Love because we don't have it yet.
1 John 4:10 (Amplified Bible)
4:10 In this is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation (the atoning sacrifice) for our sins.
2 John 1:6 (Amplified Bible)
1:6 And what this love consists in is this: that we live and walk in accordance with and guided by His commandments (His orders, ordinances, precepts, teaching). This is the commandment, as you have heard from the beginning, that you continue to walk in love [guided by it and following it].
1 John 5:3 (Amplified Bible)
5:3 For the [true] love of God is this: that we do His commands [keep His ordinances and are mindful of His precepts and teaching]. And these orders of His are not irksome (burdensome, oppressive, or grievous).
B. The transgressor a ransom for the upright
"and the transgressor for the upright"
Transgressor or "bagad" in Hebrew meaning:
1. a cover
2. act covertly
3. to pillage, deal deceitfully
4. offend, treacherous, unfaithful
Upright or "yashar" in Hebrew meaning:
2. pleased well right
3. convenient, equity, just, meet
4. straight, righteous, upright
Proverbs 11:8 (Amplified Bible)
11:8 The [uncompromisingly] righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked gets into it instead.