1 Peter 1:18-19 NLT: For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And it was not paid with mere gold or silver, which lose their value. It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God.
My dear friend in Christ, our lives must be that of constant gratitude to God for what He has done for us. He paid a great ransom to save us from death through the shedding of the precious blood of Christ. We are incapable of paying this debt, so He had to send His only son to die in order to save us from eternal condemnation.
Our lives here on earth is temporary but after death, we pass into eternity. Where we are to either suffer forever or enjoy with God forever. Those who have been saved through the death and resurrection of Christ are to enjoy with God forever. That is what eternal life is all about. But those who refuse to believe in the sacrifice of Christ on the cross will suffer eternal condemnation. An empty life without God. Filled with sorrow and pain for eternity.
Knowing this will help you to appreciate the sacrifice of Christ on the cross to purchase for us this eternal life of God. This life is so precious that only His precious blood could purchase it. No action of man is qualified enough for it. Meaning that there is nothing man could have done to save himself. There is nothing you could have done to save yourself.
Therefore, give Him praise all the days of your life here on earth and enjoy with Him with continual praise forever in the next life. Shalom.
Declare to yourself loud: I am redeemed by His blood.
Oh Lord my God, thank you for paying this great ransom for me. May I never trivialize the sacrifice of the cross. Recieve all the glory. In Jesus’name. Amen.