Wednesday, March 14, 2012

He bought us to set us free.

Think about that! He chose to buy us from our captors, wretches we are, to give us freedom.
And it wasn't a small price He paid. No. He died. And why? For our freedom.
And this isn't some fake freedom we just imagine. It's true freedom in Christ! But still, why would He want to give us freedom? "Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.  But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,  even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved)." (Ephesians 2:3-5)
And what fools we are not to give our whole lives to serving Him.
How ungrateful and stupid we are to want Jesus only for the sake of getting to heaven.
He's not some puppet that we can turn into whoever we want.
He is who He is.
He knows who we truly are.
And yet, Do we know who He truly is?
We'll never know fully.
He gave His all for us! It sounds insane. For a King to send His only Son, The Prince, The Great High Priest, down into the muck and mire to die just so that we, unworthy, ungrateful peasants could be free. He broke the chains. He broke the bondage we entangled ourselves in. All because of love. "And He saw that there was no man, And was astonished that there was no one to intercede; Then His own arm brought salvation to Him, And His righteousness upheld Him." (Isaiah 59:16)
How deep His love is for us. Not out of any good in ourselves. But, out of mercy.
"So then it does not depend on the man who wills or the man who runs, but on God who has mercy." (Romans 9:16)
Thank you Jesus!


So live in His freedom.  Live deep and drink long.
He offers.... LIFE
and the fullness of life? Is Christ. There is no life apart from Him.
Don't forget to give thanks for all He has done.
Nothing good in our lives is of our doing.
"It's all because of Jesus I'm alive.
It's all because the blood of Jesus Christ, that covers me and raised this dead man's life.
it's all because of Jesus..."

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  1. Wow, the story in the video about the slave puts it in so much more perspective!
    "Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God" (1 John 3:1a)