7 In Him we have redemption [that is, our deliverance and salvation] through His blood, [which paid the penalty for our sin and resulted in] the forgiveness and complete pardon of our sin, in accordance with the riches of His grace Ephesians 1:7
Our redemption is found through the precious blood of Jesus. Our redemption is not based on our works, our performance, following the law, or our behavior. It is simply based on faith in Jesus Christ. When our faith is placed in Jesus Christ our sins have been nailed to the cross with Jesus. So many today have a false perception of Christianity in which they think it is about following a bunch of rules. But in fact it is about intimacy with God Almighty. As we simply follow Him each day our lives are transformed by His grace, love, and power. As we follow Him we simply develop a hunger for God’s word and for spending time in prayer. As we begin to pray each day it is the Holy Spirit who leads us and causes us to grow. Everything we have in Christ is about growing in our relationship with Him. The more we grow in Him, the more we become just like Him.