Free but Not Cheap

Re:Verse passage – Galatians 6:11-18 (day five)

“But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.”

I suspect (like me) your email, texts, and all other forms of communication  have been prepping you to be ready for today- Black Friday. The busiest shopping day of the year. Bargains. Discounts. Sales. “Cheapest prices all year”.

Paul makes it abundantly clear that this perspective and marketing does not apply to salvation. Salvation is the most costly gift- the sacrificial death of Christ on the cross. Free gift (to us) but not cheap. Paid in full by Jesus. And if it cost Christ, it will and should also cost us. “Take up your cross and follow me”. Jesus offered no discount to us. No sale or partial pricing offered in obedience. All your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength (Mark  12:30). The cost of salvation is never lessened or lightened- on His end or our end. Yet, is it the only way to find life. Real and joyful life. Just like His.

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

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