“For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.” ~ 1 Peter 1:18-19
Diamond and other precious stones are great! It would have been nice if the Bible says we are worth diamonds and gold! What great news it would have been if the Bible records that we are so valuable and God decided to use unnamed precious stones to draw us to Himself. Well, the value God placed on us was so much more than diamonds, gold and silver! You can only give something in exchange for another thing based on value. Get this:
1. We were worth nothing in our ways of life.
2. God’s love brought value to us.
3. We were worth the blood of Christ.
4. We have been redeemed from the empty way of life.
While we deserved to perish, God’s love for us brought upon us the value we never had and we were worth more than precious stones. The only way God would redeem us was by His own self manifesting as Jesus. If God would give Christ on our behalf, He sees it that we are worth the blood of Christ. How many times has someone told you that you worth nothing? How many times have you been defined by what you face? How many times have you acted wrongly just because you don’t know your worth?
POINT TO NOTE
A sane man will not behave like a dog on the road because he knows his worth! He knows human is superior to dogs and in the same manner, you can only act as who you are when you know who are. The value God placed on us is Christ and this means we ought to live like Christ. We have been saved from our old and sinful ways of life and therefore even though we may always feel like going back sometimes, we can take authority over the flesh and live like Christ; letting the Spirit lead our flesh.
“I affirm that I am saved and therefore the old ways of life have no hold on me. I walk in the righteousness of God every day. Hallelujah!”
Thank you, precious Lord, for your generous offer of salvation. I live for you every now and then.
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