by Angelo Zantua
The worth of any object is measured by its value. That is why between two objects, the one with the higher value is deemed more valuable. People of long ago bartered and traded; both traders scrutinized the objects for trade to determine its worth and value. Nowadays, we use money, each country with its own currency.
We were bought; but not with any kind of currency or money, not by silver or gold. We were bought by the precious blood of Christ, 1 Peter 1:19. It would seem that the price to pay to remove us from our lives of sin is the blood of Him who has not sinned. As the Son of God, He is God being such, and that is why a body was prepared for Him, Hebrews 10:5. Only in the form of man can He suffer and die for our redemption.
Unfortunately, it seems that most of us are ignorant of the real value and importance of our salvation. It required nothing less than the holy and blessed blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. But when it comes to listening to the words of God, even accepting the way to salvation, people treat these things as though they are a waste of time. To them, they have other more important things to do and take care of.
Come to think of it, can there be anything more important than our redemption, especially when it was paid by blood in full?
1 Peter 1:18
“For as much as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;”
1 Peter 1:13-25