But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave, for He shall receive me. Selah.
The psalmist poetically describes the power of death (Psalm 49:14). But God is much more powerful and can resurrect us from the grave. Part of His plan is to redeem us—to buy us back by paying the penalty of our sins.
That redemption is expensive, as mentioned earlier in the psalm: “None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him—for the redemption of their souls is costly” (Psalm 49:7-8). The cost was the death of our Creator and Savior, Jesus Christ.
For more about how God will bring us back from the dead, see the article “Resurrections: What Are They?”
Tomorrow on the Daily Bible Verse Blog: “A Friend Who Sticks Closer Than a Brother.”