Thursday, October 31, 2013
You are precious - bought with a price
As I had devotions this morning, God's love for each one of us overwhelmed me. It started with the sentence (from Jesus Calling): Ask Him to think through you, live through you, love through you.
One of the scripture reading is I Co. 6:19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you; whom have from God, and that you are not your own?
I am not my own -- I am His for His work. Wow! What a great sermon topic!
And with that thought, I went to the web and typed into the search engine, "you are not your own" -- and the match came up with an addition, "you are not your own but bought with a price."
Bought with a price.... another wow for me. Charles Spurgeon wrote: You were redeemed then, redeemed from the punishment that was due to you, redeemed from the wrath of God, redeemed unto Christ to be his for ever... the very expression, "Ye were bought," implies a price, but the words"with a price" are added, as if to show that it was not for nothing that ye were purchased. There was a something inestimably precious paid for you; and ye need scarcely that I remind you that "ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold;" "but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot." (http://www.spurgeon.org/sermons/1004.htm)
You are precious to the Lord. You are precious. (Period). May you know today that you are loved – for who you are – for who God has made – for being you.