WITHOUT MONEY, WITHOUT PRICE.
*WISDOM FOR TODAY.*
*WITHOUT MONEY, WITHOUT PRICE.*
Isaiah 55:1 *Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.*
*Insight and Highlight.*
We buy at no price, we bless at no price, do miracles at no price because Christ paid the price.
It is an irony to buy at no price.
Without money, without a price tag, yet with a price, 1 Cor 6:20
To 'buy' means to obtain something in exchange for payment. In this case of buying, money is accepted as a form of payment.
There is no cost or price placed on our salvation, Eph 2:8.
We will never know how much it costs to nail our sins on the cross. We will never know how much it costs to have Jesus on the cross.
We will never know how much it costs God to have His son die for us.
Though we can not put a price on any of these, there is a price, however, paid for us.
We were bought at a price, at a cost. This is the shedding of the innocent blood of Christ, yet no payment is required from us for this.
Acts 20:28 says *".....Be shepherds of the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood.*
Though we can not know what price or how much cost to place on our sins, yet there is a cost and price paid for sin, Rom 6:23.
Though a price was paid and no payment is required from us but our redemption comes to us at a 'cost' and a "price."
No payment is required from us, but to repay through the cost of leaving our fleshly inclination and following Him in obedience.
This is simply our self-surrender to accept the free gift and blessings of salvation and the cost of discipleship that accepts the blessing.
"Counting the cost” in Luke 14:28 means recognizing and agreeing to the Kingdom principles of Jesus. It simply means we can not follow our fleshly desires.
There is no "cash transaction"or an exchange of money, yet there is an exchange of the price Jesus paid for the cost of followership by discipleship.
Without money and without price, yet there was a buying unto redemption and a cost paid by those who follow Him unto discipleship.
*Call to Word action.*
1 Cor 7:23 *Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.*
*The Christian clarion duty.*
To receive adequately assessed and deserving rewards for work done and services rendered for God is encouraged in the scriptures, 1 Tim 5:18, but to charge to heal, lead to redemption, gift of God at a cost or price is discouraged in the scriptures, Matt 10:8, Act 8:20.
Lord, help me to truly administer and discharge Kingdom gifts and resources freely as they were given to me.
Help me that l do not undermine rewards for services dutifully rendered in the Kingdom, in Jesus name.
Good morning, and have a blessed day today.
God bless you.