You are bought with a price

This is actually a pretty simple concept, but has huge implications. Say you are hungry and want to buy a burger and chips. R30 (about $5) is a reasonable price and you will probably buy it. If the burger and chips costs R300, you’ll laugh at the person trying to sell it to you. Because the meal isn’t worth that much to you.

The amount you pay for something reflects its worth to you. You might consider paying more for a meal if you are very hungry. And if you are on the verge of starvation, R300 would definitely be worth it.

Similarly, you are bought with a price. And that price reflects your worth. God wasn’t tricked into paying more for you than what you are worth. In fact the word righteousness means an exchange of equal value. The value of Jesus Christ’s blood and body reflects your value.

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5 Responses to You are bought with a price

  1. Drakim says:

    Hmmm, fun thought, but that would be divided by the 108 billion people who has ever lived.
    1 / 108 000 000 000 of Jesus’ blood and body doesn’t sound as impressive.

    • Thinus says:

      Hmmm, yes. Of course we are dealing with an infinite God and infinity divided by 108 000 000 000 is infinity.

      • Drakim says:

        That brings up an interesting followup though. If God has infinitive value to spend then anything he spends will cost him nothing, zero, nada. But God’s sacrifice by dying as Jesus is clearly not portrayed as such.

      • Thinus says:

        That’s right. Jesus didn’t give a part of his infinite wealth, He gave it all.

        The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field. – Matt 13:44

        A friend of mine says Jesus bankrupted Heaven.

        Addendum: He did not give something He owns, something finite. He gave Himself, He gave the infinite.

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