“Not With Silver Or Gold, But With Precious Blood” (1 Peter 1: 18 – 19, HCSB) by Carley Evans

I am purchased for God. I am purchased for God with His Son’s blood. His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, sheds His blood and dies and is resurrected for me, so that God His Father may own me. Jesus’ blood is of more value than silver or gold or platinum or titanium. I am “redeemed from [my] empty way of life” which I inherited.

I now “conduct [myself] in fear during the time of [my] temporary residence” (1 Peter 1: 17) for my country is not here, but there with God.

“God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love that He has for [me], makes [me] alive with the Messiah even though [I am] dead in trespasses. [I am] saved by grace! Together with Christ Jesus He also raises [me] up and seats [me] in the heavens.” (Ephesians 2: 4 – 5)

I live though I die. I live because of Jesus Chris