Let Us Not Forget We Were Bought For A Price

During the month of April, most Christians celebrate Easter – the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ after he was put to death by crucifixion! We are reminded how much God the Father loved us from John 3:16 that says:

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

We see in scripture that Jesus prayed three times in the garden of Gethsemane from Matthew 26:36-44 and asked God the Father if he could pass on what he had to do, but Jesus said not his will, but the Fathers will be done.

This was a greatest sacrifice of all time! We know the outcome as Christ died on the cross and rose on the third day. As Christians let us never forget that we were bought with such a tremendous price, and should live for the one who set us free!

Jesus Has Set Us Apart

Jesus gave each of us eternal life for those who have accepted the gift of salvation. Looking at Romans 10:9 we see that:

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

Looking at this verse we see that since Jesus is our Lord and Savior, then we should treat him as our King. We know Jesus has set us apart as we see in 1 Peter 2:9 where it says:

“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.”

As Christians we should live for the Lord Jesus as it is stated in 2 Corinthians 5:15-17 that says:

And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

Living for Christ as New Creations

We just saw in 2 Corinthians 5:15-17 that we should live unto the Lord Jesus and are new creations in Christ that our old self has passed away and the new life has come. We should try to focus on doing God’s will and always be productive for the Lord, because Jesus yoke is easy and his burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30) God has a plan for each one of us, and we should live for him. If Jesus is our King and we love him, then we will follow his commandments as we see in John 14:21 where it says:

“He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.”

Jesus also reminds us as believers:

“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” (John 8:12)

Let us always remember as Christians what is says in Romans 12:1-2 where it says:

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

With these verses in mind let us always shine for Jesus like it says in Mathew 5:14-16 where it says:

“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

Final Thoughts

It’s important to have a relationship with Jesus and we should never forget we were bought for such a great price. Let us honor God by living for him and walking away from our old selves as it is no longer us who lives but Christ who lives within us from Galatians 2:20. Let us reflect on our relationship with Jesus with the song “Christ is Enough” and its lyrics where it says:

Christ is my reward and all of my devotion. Now there’s nothing in this world that could ever satisfy!

Through every trial my soul will sing, no turning back, I’ve been set free!

Chorus: Christ is enough for me! Christ is enough for me! Everything I need is in you, Everything I need!

Christ my all in all, the joy of my salvation! And this hope will never fail, heaven is our home!

Through every storm my soul will sing! Jesus is here, to God be the glory!

Chorus: Christ is enough for me! Christ is enough for me! Everything I need is in you! Everything I need!

I have decided to follow Jesus, no turning back, no turning back! I have decided to follow Jesus, no turning back, no turning back!

The cross before me, the world behind me, no turning back, no turning back! The cross before me the world behind me, no turning back, no turning back!

Chorus: Christ is enough for me! Christ is enough for me! Everything I need is in you! Everything I need!

Chorus: Christ is enough for me! Christ is enough for me! Everything I need is in you! Everything I need!

I have decided to follow Jesus, no turning back, no turning back! I have decided to follow Jesus, no turning back, no turning back!

I have decided to follow Jesus, no turning back, no turning back! I have decided to follow Jesus, no turning back, no turning back!