We Are Bought with a Price

We know that we are bought and brought into the Our Father’s Family, with a price. How must we respond to this gift?

By the Blood of Lambs

Gen. 8:20 ¶ Then Noah built an altar to the LORD, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
Gen. 8:21 The LORD smelled the soothing aroma; and the LORD said to Himself, “I will never again curse the ground on account of man, for the intent of man’s heart is evil from his youth; and I will never again destroy every living thing, as I have done.

20. Noah builded an altar — literally, “a high place” — probably a mound of earth, on which a sacrifice was offered. There is something exceedingly beautiful and interesting to know that the first care of this devout patriarch was to return thanks for the signal instance of mercy and goodness which he and his family had experienced. took of every clean beast . . . fowl — For so unparalleled a deliverance, a special acknowledgment was due.

21. And the Lord smelled a sweet savour — The sacrifice offered by a righteous man like Noah in faith was acceptable as the most fragrant incense. Lord said in his heart — same as “I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth” (Isaiah 54:9). for — that is, “though the imagination is evil”; instead of inflicting another destructive flood, I shall spare them — to enjoy the blessings of grace, through a Saviour.

Moses did

Lev. 26:13 ‘I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt so that you would not be their slaves, and I broke the bars of your yoke and made you walk erect.

Deut. 7:6 “For you are a holy people to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.

1Cor. 6:19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?

We are His Children and have great potential.

1Cor. 6:20 For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.

By the Blood of the Lamb of God

Rev. 5:9 And they *sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.

Eph. 1:3 ¶ Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,

Matt. 5:3 ¶ “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Matt. 5:4 ¶ “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Matt. 5:5 ¶ “Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.
Matt. 5:6 ¶ “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
Matt. 5:7 ¶ “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
Matt. 5:8 ¶ “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Matt. 5:9 ¶ “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
Matt. 5:10 ¶ “Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Matt. 5:11 ¶ “Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.
Matt. 5:12 “Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Matt. 5:13 ¶ “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.
Matt. 5:14 ¶ “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;
Matt. 5:15 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.
Matt. 5:16 “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

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Eph. 1:4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love
Eph. 1:5 He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will,

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