FRIDAY February 2, 2018
You Are Brought At a Price
You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men. Brethren, let each one remain with God in that state in which he was called. - 1 Corinthians 7:23-24
Paul brought into view the key to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He revealed to the Corinthians that the Gospel message had to do with being redeemed by Jesus Christ. Do they realize just how much Christ paid for their lives? Jesus Christ redeemed every Christian by His precious blood. He died on the cross so they could be saved.
In Jesus Christ, a Christian becomes a new person (2 Corinthians 5:17). They are no longer under the Law but under grace. Christians live under God’s grace. He has given to them His peace. In Ephesians 2:14-18 Paul explains to us how Christ is our peace.
For He [Jesus]Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near. For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.
Our sin separated us from a holy God. He was unapproachable. The Law condemned us but Christ through His death abolished death and sin. Jesus brought us near to God; we now have access to Him.
For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus.
~1 Timothy 2:5~
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