Demean = cause a severe loss in the dignity of and respect for (someone or something), degrade, humiliate, shame, mortify, undignified, debase, lower, degrade, discredit, devalue
Redeem = compensate for the faults or bad aspects of (something), atone or make amends for (error or evil), gain or regain possession of (something) in exchange for payment, atone for, make amends, recover, retrieve, buy back
Psalm 49:15 But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead; he will surely take me to himself.
Isaiah 44:22 I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you.”
Isaiah 63:9 In all their distress he too was distressed, and the angel of his presence saved them. In his love and mercy he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old.
Demean. To cause loss in dignity of or respect for…degrade, discredit.
Oh, you look beautiful today.
No way, look at this _____ whatever… Don’t you see what I see?
I see beautiful…
Heavenly Father, how often do I discredit and demean what others say? How often do I devalue what YOU say to me? Who You say I am?
Take me to Yourself, O Lord God Almighty, that I may hear you. And know that You have redeemed me. Yes, bought me back, paid an exorbitant price to recover me. Redeemed.
Thank You, O Father, that you redeemed me and swept away all my offenses. Unworthy, yet forever grateful and willing.
Thank You, that You say we are Yours, Your sons and daughters, co-heirs in Christ, blessed, redeemed, renewed and beloved children of The Most High God. May we see ourselves thru Your lens, Lord, and hear Your words about us. Each one of us.
In Jesus name I pray. Amen
2 thoughts on “DEMEAN…or REDEEM?”
Susan, I love how you applied the demean portion to ourselves. I think I do this often. The Lord created us just as we are for a reason right? When we demean ourselves, we are saying we don’t trust God for who he made us to be. Thank you for this. Much love and thanks for being an amazing Cheerleader for the Lord!
Kelly, thanks for your comment. It is so easy to fall prey to the lies we hear whispered into our lives. Yet He redeems us. You are a beautiful daughter of THE KING. Do you know you are making a difference both on Earth AND in the Heavenlies for your Lord?
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