This is the beginning of the new year 2020. There are somethings you can’t save money for, somethings you can’t put on lay-a-away, somethings you can’t put on your Christmas list because there are somethings money can’t buy.
But these days, not many according to Michael Sandel, author of What Money Can’t Buy. A person can buy a prison -cell upgrade for $90.00 per night, the right to shoot an endangered black rhino for $250.00 and many other things are up for sale.
One thing money certainly can’t buy is REDEMPTION, freedom from the stronghold of sin.
When apostle Paul began writing about the rich nature of God’s plan of salvation through Jesus, his heart erupted in praise:
7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
Friends, Jesus’ death on the cross was the high cost of delivering us from sin. And only He could pay that price because He was the perfect Son of God. The natural response to such free but costly grace is spontaneous praise from our hearts and commitment to the God who bought us through Jesus.
13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
Heavenly Father, what amazing love You have for us! that You gave Your Son who willingly died in our place. Thank You.
Only Jesus’ death could purchase our freedom. Thank God we are free.