Your Cost Price is God Himself

Beloved, sin was a legal debt, it had wages we couldn’t pay. Thus, man was enslaved by it even unto eternity. Our works and self-efforts couldn’t satisfy the debt of sin. Our works instead were reckoned as debt! (See Romans 6:23; Romans 4:4). But thanks be to God, that when we were yet sinners, when the price of our sin was so expensive, He came through Christ to make full payment for our debts. He demonstrated His love towards us. (Romans 5:8) He paid it fully, that we will freely receive the gift of Life. It was free but not cheap. If it was cheap our works wouldn’t have been reckoned as debt. Our works and self efforts would have paid for it. There are more than 100 scriptures that point us to this truth that: He fully paid for your debt, so you can have His Life freely. Galatians 3:13-14 ” *Christ paid the price to free us* from the curse that the laws in Moses’ Teachings bring by becoming cursed instead of us. Scripture says, “Everyone who is hung on a tree is cursed.” 14 *Christ paid the price so that the blessing promised to Abraham would come to all the people of the world through Jesus Christ and we would receive the promised Spirit through faith.”* (God’s Word Translation). “Your life is a journey you must travel with a deep consciousness of God. *It cost God plenty to get you out of that dead-end, empty-headed life you grew up in. He paid with Christ’s sacred blood, you know. He died like an unblemished, sacrificial lamb. And this was no afterthought.* Even though it has only lately—at the end of the ages—become public knowledge, God always knew he was going to do this for you. It’s because of this sacrificed Messiah, whom God then raised from the dead and glorified, that you trust God, that you know you have a future in God.” 1Peter 1:18-21 (Message) “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.” 1Peter 2:24 “And they sang a new song: Worthy! Take the scroll, open its seals. Slain! *Paying in blood,* you bought men and women, Bought them back from all over the earth, Bought them back for God.Then you made them a Kingdom, Priests for our God, Priest-kings to rule over the earth.” Revelation 5:9-10 (Message). This is why your salvation is eternal. It was fully paid with an eternal blood. It cost God plenty. This wasn’t cheap, though it’s a free gift. It was too expensive we couldn’t pay. Thank God He paid it all in Christ. Beloved in Christ, your cost price is God Himself. Shalom Aleichem.