How many of us, when we make a purchase, systematically go through our receipt to see if we were overcharged? Many go through their receipts with fine-tooth combs considering everything that was purchased. The holiday shopping season is here, and the amount of buying that is going on will drastically grow in the days approaching Christmas. With that, the amount of time some will spend looking through their accounts and at their receipts will grow as well.
Have you ever stopped and thought about the price that was paid for your salvation? 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 teaches this, “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” Paul teaches that we saints were “bought with a price.”
1 Peter 1:18-19 says, “Knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.” Peter, is teaching that the blood used and spilled on our behalf, is worth more than gold and silver. No doubt Christians will be out and about shopping and buying gifts for those that they love. In the midst of these fun holiday endeavors, let’s remember to sit back and marvel at the only purchase that is truly worth remembering and that is the purchase that God made for each and every one of His saints As purchases are made and currency is handed over to the cashier, think of the currency that was used to purchase His people, the precious blood of Jesus Christ.
Take an even greater care than you do when combing through your receipt and comb through the Word of the Lord. Learn of the treasures that lie in between the covers of His Holy Word and respond with praise. Thoroughly check the purchase and you will see something far more amazing and precious than you have ever seen, something far more valuable than anything that you have ever purchased: Redemption through the blood of Christ.