For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And it was not paid with mere gold or silver, which lose their value. It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God.
Note: It took the spilled blood of the Lamb, tonnage our worthless lives. When we inherited the mess if life through our fallen nature. God sends His only begotten Son to redeem the lost. To revive those who have given up and given in to the Lord of the devil. He has sent His Son to restore what man has allowed to break our relations with our Heavenly Father and Creator.
There must be something valuable in the living that .ca. still make a difference to the world that God would invest so much of Himself.
You might be asking who actually kidnapped man? The devil has kidnapped man, by our own curiosity. We followed another voice in the confusion. Even though there wasn’t a lot of chatter going on in the garden, man still got turned around and tricked out of what was rightfully his by the lying tongue of the serpent.
What amazes me, is that many of us do not see ourselves as captive. We seem to have the concept of freedom based upon our free will to make decisions for ourselves, not seeing that the enemy has persuaded us to turn from our God in various slighted ways. We assume we have full control of our minds and all our faculties, but there are two masters to serve, and if we are not serving the Lord l, then the only master left conserve is the enemy of God. Even if men assume that they do not serve the Lord or the devil, they are serving the enemy unaware. Maybe even, they might be giving themselves over to good natured thinking, but without that confession of Christ as Lord. They are serving self which actually serves the enemy if God.
We don’t know that we are a slave to sin, until it has been revealed to us. We are not looking for the truth about who We are until we admit our lives are messed up in our hands. Many do not come to thus ever, and that is why they continue with life as they see it, because they do not admit they are in a flux or loop of failed events after another. They point at everyone else around them who do not make sense and seem to get in their way of success. They do not see drinking and smoking as a controlled substance. Sexual persuasion are fornication a d sin in the eyes of God. They can’t hear that about themselves. They do not feel as if they are all that bad, that they need to be saved from something detrimental to their survival.
People live their lives with the thought of, at least I m not doing this or that, or I’m not as bad as that person or this person. I can stop any time I choose to. My question to that person is, when do you think is the best time to stop? When it’s all over or when you have run everyone out of your life?
That finger pointing is serious business. They don’t see themselves as a problem or as failing anyone.
God is not about you and I going to hells fire. He longs that all men be saved from sin. It is the grip sin has on the hearts and minds of men that won’t let go. This grip keeps men from fleeing free from sin or the death that comes along with it.
Gold and silver could not pay for the ransom that sin required to set us free. Sin took our life and so it had to have a replacement. This replacement is the Son of God our Savior who comes in right were the scene cuts and they change from the stunt man to the Star. Honestly we are the stuntmen, and Christ is the Star, and He did the actual scene that we could not. He went to deaths door and broke it down and saved not only us who live today, but millions who lived before us. The Redemptive Value of our Savior and King. The main attraction to the final story of life eternal in Christ Jesus. Amen to that.
We will preach that one saints.
The Stunt double is a Star.