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

When the Scripture tells us that we have been bought with a price, it is important that we understand what it means to God and to us. For in understanding the practical implication of Christ’s redemption, we find meaning and purpose in life, no matter what our vocation, marital status, economic portfolio or level of education.

Bought- The Greek word agorazo means “to buy at the marketplace.” Here is the picture of a housewife out in the morning shopping for the day. She sees some vegetables and fruit and puts down rupees on the counter. She pays the price and now they belong to her.  There is another Greek word exagorazo which means “to buy out of the market,” and it has the thought of buying something for one’s own use. However, exagorazo also means, to take goods out of the market place and never to sell them again, but rather to keep them for one’s own use. This is the word which is used in Galatians 3:13:“Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.”

This means that Christ redeemed us so that we would not be exposed for sale again. He has paid the price, and He has taken us off the market. And by virtue of that redemption, everything that we are and every God given talent, blessing, and ability belong to Him for His use and His glory.

While Satan can never pluck us out of the Father’s Hands. Like with Job and Peter, he is walking to and fro, seeking to sift you like wheat and cause you to return to your former lifestyle. This is the gospel, beloved! You are accepted in The Beloved.