THE COST

“…you were bought at a price…” I Corinthians 6:20a

When out shopping for an item we very often check the price. Sometimes we come to the conclusion that the more expensive the item the better it must be. But, remember this is the world we are discussing! The world doesn’t always operate on the premise that “the more it costs the better it is!” Life is full of bumps and snags, therefore, we must always be on our guard.

Sometimes the cost doesn’t even have anything to do with money. For instance, a relationship that looks good may end up costing you your happiness, or your reputation, or in some cases, your life. A job may turn out to be something that asks you to do something illegal and/or against your faith. The costs are just too great and you may end up losing it all.

But, the cost that I really want to talk to you about is one that cost the buyer everything He had. This One gave His only Son so that the one who believes in Him shall have eternal life. (John 3:16, paraphrased) John goes on to write Jesus’ words—“Anyone who believes in Him is not condemned…” (vs. 18) O.S. Hawkins in his book, “The Believer’s Code, puts it this way—“The value of an object is determined by its cost. Your salvation came at a high cost: the death of the Father’s only Son—in your place! How very valuable are you to God!”

You see, God loves us so much that He was willing to sacrifice His own Son for our salvation and a promise of Eternal Life with Him. The only thing that keeps us from that promise is our sin. Our sin separates us from God, therefore, we must confess our sin—known or unknown—to God. Then the blood which flowed from the body of Jesus as He hung upon the cross and died for you, can cover all your sins past, present, and future, and make you pure in the sight of your Heavenly Father. The choice is yours. Do you want to confess and be redeemed? Or continue to live as the world lives and be lost forever?

Paul says in the book of Acts—“Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved; you and your household.” (16:31) You may only be a hunk of coal now, but the Lord promises to make you into a diamond. What do you say?

Dear Lord, help me to accept Your gift of eternal life with You. I confess that I am a sinner lost in the world. Forgive me for whatever I have done that caused You pain. Make me whole in Your sight and teach me Your ways. I want to become a new creation and be assured of life with You. In the precious name of Jesus I pray. Amen

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Betty Beach-Connell

Retired UM pastor now author. I have published 2 books--Embracing The Call (God will take you to places you never imagined) and Through the Storm ("Medications" for the soul). You may visit and read more about me on my web site RevBetty.com.

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