You were saved by faith in God, who treats us much better than we deserve. This is God’s gift to you, and not anything you have done on your own. It isn’t something you have earned, so there is nothing you can brag about. Ephesians 2:8-9 CEV
If your mortgage was paid in full, would you continue to make the payments? Of course not! More than likely, you’d throw a party to celebrate! Why? Because there is nothing more rewarding than paying off a large debt.
Well Jesus did just that for us. He paid off our entire debt, every sin we would ever commit, gone. Yet we continue to try to pay for the things that were purchased and gifted to us.
That verse says we are saved by faith. Faith in Gods ability to keep His Word to us, that is what has saved us from sin, sickness, poverty, pain and death. Salvation isn’t just about sin, it’s about so much more. It’s the ability to live a life free of all of those things, but that freedom is dependent on believing.
I believe we’ve believed the lie that, ‘nothing in life is free’, for far too long. I’ve listened to countless people tell me they just can’t get past that. But here’s the clincher; it’s free, you just have to receive it. Like winning the lottery takes you going to the office with the winning ticket to claim your winnings, you must come to Jesus, tell Him you believe and receive your forgiveness and everything else that His blood purchased for you. The difference is, you don’t have to pay for the ticket!
What a beautiful gift! I’m so thankful for the grace of God, His undeserved, unmerited favor. Everyday, I shake my head in wonder at the life I get to live because He gave His Son to buy me back from slavery to sin. I live free because He made me free.