“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” (Gal. 5:1).
During the time of slavery people were auctioned off and bought, some for only a penny. Life was cheap; people were bought, owned, and treated sometimes less than farm animals. God, however, sees you so valuable that He sent His Son to die for you.
You are valuable to God:
1. He did not wait for you to be perfect before He died for you, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Rom. 5:8).
2. He did not buy you for billions of dollars but with something far more valuable and precious, “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 forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.” (1 Peter 1:18-19).
3. He bought your freedom to set you free from the inside out, “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:360.
4. He did not buy you to be His slave but to be His family forever, “Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever.” (John 8:35).
God redeemed you from the tyranny of sin, and from the power of the Evil One to live in His Kingdom as the family of God.
I belong to the royal family of God and to the Kingdom of God forever.
Read the Bible in One Year: Ezekiel 35,36; 2 Peter 1