It Cost Something

He doesn’t need to offer sacrifices every day as high priests do – first for their own sins, then for those of the people. He did this once for all when He offered Himself. Hebrews 7:27

One day long ago I went to the store with one of my young children. We walked through the store, picked up what we needed, and paid for it. When we got home, I realized that my daughter had picked up some candy that we had not paid for. It would have been easy to think, “It’s just a candy bar and I can pay for it the next time I am there.” But it was an opportunity to teach my daughter the importance of paying for whatever we get at the store. So we headed back to the store. I asked her to go in and tell the store clerk what she had done and then we paid for the candy bar.

There is a price to be paid for our sins. God provided the perfect sacrifice and paid the penalty for our sins. We deserved the punishment, but Jesus paid the price for us by offering Himself. He was crucified on the Cross and died in our place so that we could live.

Challenge: Realize that there is a high cost for your sins that Jesus has already paid so you can be forgiven and receive eternal life. It is a free gift to you, but it cost Jesus His very life. It cost God His Son. Thank God for paying the price for your sins.

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