Is Your Salvation Really Free?

Salvation - is it really free? Free for you and me, but free for Jesus? Free for the Father? What an amazing gift! Grace and love wrapped up in a Savior.

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  

anywhere? yes,

anyplace? sure,

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.
Romans 5:8-10

Do you get it?

Salvation is not free! It is to be highly esteemed because it is a from God.

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:… Click To Tweet

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?”

When we begin to see ourselves as privileged to partake of this Grace, then we value the worth of… Click To TweetNot just any blood,

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,
Ifeoma Samuel

17 comments

  1. Michele Morin says:

    Wonderful thoughts for Easter, Ifeoma! And I was teaching from Hebrews 7 just yesterday in my SS class – This costly salvation is not just a point in time thing that we move on from, but an on-going “draw near to God” on a continual basis that is won for us by Christ’s continual intercession on our behalf! I love thinking about the sweet and simple Gospel alongside the incredible complexity of a God whose glory and justice and holiness must be accounted for in order for sinful humans to come into His presence!
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  2. Renee says:

    For by grace are we saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

    Gift means ~ something voluntarily transferred by one person to another without compensation ~ so I guess that’s why we use the word “free” because actually it (salvation) didn’t cost us anything.

    However, I do understand that it cost Jesus everything and our debt is paid in full. Just because it is free for us does not mean it holds no value.

    I appreciate your thoughts on this.

  3. Lori Schumaker says:

    Hi Ifeoma,

    What a wonderful and powerful reminder you have written here! It is like everything we are blessed with … we are excited and thankful in the beginning, but something happens and we begin to take it for granted. We forget the beauty. The blessing. The wonder. God’s gift of salvation is something that should have us humbled, amazed and in wonder every single day! it is the greatest gift we will ever receive. Thanks, friend!
    Blessings and smiles,
    Lori
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  4. Susan Shipe says:

    I always think of David saying, “how can I sacrifice to God that which cost me nothing?” The gift of salvation is free, cost the Father & Jesus everything, and it is something so valuable that we have to “work it out with fear & trembling” every.single.day. Great post.
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  5. Anna Smit says:

    Oh Ifeoma, yes! This is so incredibly true. What amazing grace it truly is. God’s been impressing this upon my heart too: that loving Him is not just a command, but actually an incredible privilege and gift. And that Loving God means accepting Him: Love, fully and whole-heartedly. Because the more we accept His patience for us, kindness for us, cloak of righteousness He places over us, our worth in Christ…the Larger He becomes in us and the more actions of Love He can do through us. I can “try” to love Him and others, but can only truly do so by accepting His Love in me, so that it can flow out of me.

    Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve dropped by or linked up.

  6. Beth says:

    I wholeheartedly agree, Ifeoma! In fact, I created an infographic that said something like, “salvation may be free to me but it surely wasn’t cheap for our Savior.” We really cannot forget that or we dishonor our Lord and disillusion those who seek to follow Him. Great thoughts, my friend and thanks also to Deb for sharing your wisdom here today!

  7. Anna Harris says:

    Wonderful post! It’s so true that we so often take for granted our salvation because we know that it is graciously given to us. It is a good reminder that only by His blood are we saved!

  8. Kirby says:

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful perspective about salvation and what Christ did for us. It is always a great reminder that we should extend that grace and tell His story.

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