“God has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins” Colossians 1:13-14 (NLT).
Christ has rescued us from condemnation.
He delivers us from emptiness,
He delivers us from loneliness
He delivers us from purposelessness
Do you ever take time to reflect over how that rescue took place?
Colossians declares that a purchase was made. We who were “foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures” (Titus 3:3) were set free. The word Paul used, “redemption,” describes a transaction that purchased our freedom.
Imagine yourself born into slavery in the 1700’s. You stand on an auction block as heartless men voice their bids. One man is obviously determined to pay any price necessary in order to own you. He immediately responds to each and every bid, and the cost continues to climb. Obviously, for this man no price is too high to pay.
Upon winning the auction this man walks up to you and declares that he purchased your freedom. You have been set free. You shall no longer be subject to those sinful influences that once sought to own you. Your freedom was purchased, and at a price no other person was willing to pay.
Jesus purchased our freedom upon the cross. Our redemption was paid for with his blood.
This changes everything about how we live our lives. Our desire is to honor this one who made our freedom possible. Out of extreme gratitude for such generous love, we live our lives in willful surrender to him. We choose to live for him, serving his kingdom and committed to fulfilling his desires.
Reflect upon all that Jesus did to purchase your freedom.