According to the counsel of his will, God is moving history toward its resolution. Like any good author, he knew the end before he penned the first word.
The pure, innocent blood of Christ was able to pay for our freedom. We owed a debt that only God could afford, and he paid it with his own blood.
Paul lays out God the Father’s role in our salvation. He describes what God has done in the past to redeem his people. It’s the very beginning of salvation.