PURCHASED BY HIS BLOOD
Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God,* which he obtained with his own blood
We have been purchased by the blood of Jesus. That brings several thoughts to my mind. First, who or what was I purchased from? The Bible clearly teaches that all mankind is born into a state of slavery. We are spiritual slaves, held by the power of sin by the prince of the power of the air. When Christ represented me on the cross, the shackles that held me as a captive were broken. The prison door literally swung open. I could walk out of the prison of sin into the glorious liberty as a child of God. Secondly, who purchased me? Of course I was purchased by Jesus by the price of His blood. I am no longer my own. I have been bought with a price. I am now the purchased possession, the inheritance of Christ Himself. Finally, how does that effect my life. I am not my own, my life is now His. My reason for existence and the source of all my joy is to glorify God with my life. What a deal!!! He gets the glory I get the joy. Glorify God with your body because you are His purchased possession.