And if you address as Father the One who judges impartially based on each one’s work, you are to conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your temporary residence. For you know that you were redeemed from your empty way of life inherited from the fathers, not with perishable things like silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without defect or blemish. (1 Peter 1:17-19 HCSB)
My husband almost brought me to tears when he shared this scripture a couple of years ago at a conference. He read it again yesterday and it still has the same effect.
When we first moved to Denmark, we would constantly be comparing prices to that in the states. Not a good idea since EVERYTHING costs more here. We would be at the grocery store and leave with little food because we didn’t want to pay what it cost.
We started to realize how much something was worth. I could get a hotdog in the states for $1.50. But in Denmark, it would cost $4.25. A hotdog wasn’t worth $4.25, to me.
Relate that in a spiritual way and we realize how much each of us are worth. Each. And. Every. One.
We weren’t bought with gold or silver. We were worth more than that. We are worth the blood of Jesus. An incredible price I will never be able to understand how he was able to pay.
When i go shopping, I don’t compare prices anymore. I also don’t question my worth.