May 20, 2020

Brothers and Sisters,

(1 Corinthians 6:19)  What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

(1 Corinthians 6:20)  For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

As we are continuing with our study on “REDEMPTION”, these verses come to my mind.  Here we see that the Word of God says that “ye are not your own, for ye are bought with a price”.  We discussed that enormous price that was paid for us yesterday when we looked at how “essential” the blood of Christ is in God’s economy.  Jesus purchased us with His own blood!!

God’s Word lets us know that we were purchased with His own blood.  (Acts 20:28)  Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

We established earlier this week that “Redemption” carries with it the idea of “paying a ransom in full” or “satisfying a debt”.  So, when Christ went to Calvary and shed His innocent blood to pay for our ransom and satisfy our sin debt before a Holy and Righteous God, then He purchased our pardon so that we might go free.

(John 8:36)  If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

The Apostle Paul instructs us on what to do with this new found freedom by reminding us that since we have been bought with a price, that we should no longer be the servants of men.

(1 Corinthians 7:23)  Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.

Prior to being redeemed, we were all servants of sin.  

(Romans 6:19)  I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.

(Romans 6:20)  For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.

(Romans 6:21)  What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.

Now that we have been redeemed and set free from sin, we have become “the servants of righteousness” and “servants to God”.

(Romans 6:18)  Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

(Romans 6:22)  But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

What a blessing it is to know that through God’s plan for our “REDEMPTION”, we have been made free from sin to live according to righteousness and to serve our Lord Jesus Christ.

In Christ’ service,

Bro. Rick

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