1 Corinthians 6.20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

God has purchased the salvation of your eternal soul with the blood of His Son Jesus Christ. Your spirit and body belong to Him. Please know beloved that there is no expiration date on the extent of the purchase that was made by Jesus Christ. The writer to Hebrews states, Hebrews 9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. That power of the precious blood of Jesus is a never ending atoning power. It never ages or loses it’s effectiveness. Thus, a person is either redeemed or they are lost.

And the purpose of our redemption is to bring glory and honor to Him with our lives.

1 Corinthians 7:23 Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men. We need to include ourselves amongst those who are not to be served. Not only are we not to be enslaved to the will and ways of other men, we are not to be enslaved to our own wills and ways. As Paul had previously written, “all things (not sin of course) are lawful unto me, but all things do not edify.” Thus, to honor The Lord and bring glory to Him necessitates a life of discipline and carefulness. “Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.” Castaway, or disqualified means unfit for The Masters use. So, a proper understanding of redemption will cause us to desire a close walk with Jesus, seeking to yield ourselves unto Him and His purposes.

The only appropriate response to the love of Jesus on Calvary is to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service. That’s real worship! A life that is yielded to the grace, love and purposes of God. So today dear ones, let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. We do not do good works to earn God’s favor. We do good works because God has already bestowed His favor upon us with the precious atoning blood of His Son, Jesus Christ.