Friday, February 23, 2018

A Cherished Possession

A Cherished Possession
1 Peter 1:18-19
Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;  But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

Satan has lied to us in the down times of our lives. He has deceived us when we’ve been the most vulnerable and susceptible to physical or emotional attack. He’s lied to us about our worth in this life and whether we are valued by those we love most. The sad part is that we have listened to what he has said and allowed our hearts and minds to entertain those thoughts. We are all guilty of feeling defeated, stressed out, and lonely, from time to time. Culpable of replacing the truth of God’s Word with the harmful lies of Satan. If we listen to Satan’s lies and not to the Word of God, we will miss the joyous, radiant life Christ offers.

We cannot for one moment hope to attain self-worth from the world, the news, the TV, magazines, books, jobs, friends or family. Our worth comes from what Christ did for us on the cross and not what we can do for ourselves or for one another. We have been bought with a price, ransomed by the payment with an overwhelming cost. Every day we can take pleasure in His grace that He has so freely given us. 

We can indulge ourselves in His magnificent love–––an immense benefit of our so great salvation.  God has loved us through our darkest hours. He has lifted us up out of the pit of despondency when we needed Him most. He has planted our feet on a solid foundation and prepares our course. He has put a new song in our hearts with praise to God. He loves and cares for us, for He has mercifully and compassionately rescued us from sin.

Lord, thank You for rescuing me out of the pit of despair and redeeming me with Your precious blood.

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