Updated on January 6, 2014
Chronological Bible: December 3, The Voice from the back…
- 1 Corinthians 5:1-6:20
“…You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” –1 Corinthians 6:19-20, ESV
Your soul stood on an auction block. To be in God’s family, a price needed paying. Left to your own devices, your soul slinks off the block into the mess and mire of sin and destruction. But a Voice calls out from the back. “He’s mine.” or “She’s coming with me.” The price for that Voice to speak cut deep, 40 lashes and a few nails deep. A perfect life and an undeserved death deep.
But the price surprised nobody. Jesus knew what He signed up for. God knew the pain of forsaking His own Son so He could call out from the back to speak up for your soul. The Spirit would come to be with you…every day, every moment. The Godhead agreed; They knew the price. And from the back of the auction house, God chose you.
You were bought with a price. The King purchased you that you may be free from this world’s bondage. Glorify God in your body.