“And you shall be redeemed without money.” Isaiah 52:3
Picture in your mind a slave market. The slave trader is auctioning off his “merchandise”. In the crowd of buyers are all the slave trader’s friends. There is greed, debauchery, murder, and such like. They are all vying for the slaves that they might abuse them to death with their particular trade. But there is one more person at that auction. His purpose is to buy the slaves and set them free. The slave trader sees him and trembles. He keeps urging his comrades to bid up the price. Finally the price reaches a point where no one can pay the fee.
That is when the stranger steps to the front and asks what the final price shall be. The slave trader grins an evil grin and replies, “The price is the death of the purchaser.” Everyone gasps for no one would pay such a price for slaves, but the stranger says, “So be it.” The stranger is Jesus and we are the slaves. The price for our redemption was not money. It was the precious blood of Christ.
Dear Jesus, Thank You for paying the full price for me. Amen.
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