Bible Reading: Romans 5:7-21
From where I am sitting, I envision that there are quite a number of alarms going off right now. Hey, relax friend.
At first thought, your answer may be “Oh Yes my salvation is free”.
So what’s the problem you may ask…
Do you know I have a problem with the sentence “Salvation is free”
You wonder why…
We attach less importance to our salvation because we think it is ‘free’! Click To Tweet The word ‘Free’ gives us the sense that we can always get it
anytime? of course
but anyhow? not quite right. Because there are conditions that need to be met (see Romans 10:8-10)
Like in the stores, we find some items given away at reduced price. And in the same vein, we handle such free items with less value and unconsciously think because we got it for free then it doesn’t matter much. Even if those products may, to the contrary, be worth so much.
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
Do you get it?
Salvation is not free! It is to be highly esteemed because it is a from God.
It may be contrary to your regular thoughts,
The Salvation Jesus gave us came at a very costly price.
A price we can’t pay.
The value for which cannot be measured.
A price paid in full with the holy Blood of Jesus.
Now I ask you again,
“Is the salvation of your soul free?”
Not the blood of goats or any animal kind,
But, with the Blood of Jesus.
As we draw closer to Easter, I want you to take on this perspective that Jesus paid an ultimate price for you…It is not free but it has been paid for in full.
This way we handle the grace showered upon us with tenderness, value and much worth.
I don’t want to handle my life in Christ as free in the literary sense but as a precious gift from the ONE who loves and cares for me deeply.
I don’t want a casual word as “free” to depreciate the value of the precious gift of salvation.
Maybe if we understand how powerful it is to have this gift, we will be more compassionate, more tender-hearted, more loving, more of every goodness the Lord wants from us.
Prayer: Lord, I am grateful for the high price you paid for my salvation. I am grateful for every ounce of grace you have showered upon my life. I don’t take it for granted rather Lord, I hold on to your precious gift of salvation in obedience to your will in Jesus Name.
By His Great Grace,