Redemption is priceless! For you redemption is a priceless, eternal gift, but for Jesus it was very costly. It cost him his life.

Jesus released his earthly life to die an excruciating death on a cross. Is there any greater sacrifice? The disciple John wrote, "There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends." (John 15:13 NLT)

You are that special friend of Jesus; you are worth every drop of blood that he shed and paid for you. If you have accepted that sacrificial offer, you are the precious bride of Christ, the beloved bridegroom.

Jesus paid the asking price for his bride, "a single sacrifice for our sins [that shall avail] for all time," Hebrews 10:12a (AMP) "who gave himself a ransom on behalf of all." 1 Timothy 2:6 (NKJV)

He exchanged his life for yours. He redeemed your life to improve it, to give you abundant life. He purchased you from the power of the enemy, redeeming you from a life of drudgery, servitude to sin, and eternal loss. He said, "So that anyone who believes in Me will have eternal life." John 3:15 (TLB)

Great agony and heartache were the price of your redemption. Truly you are not your own. You were bought with a price - a priceless price! Do you know this priceless, redemptive love? What is one thing you do to remind yourself of how much God loves you? Let us know in the comments.

Father, Remind me that eternal life is mine because you paid a great price to redeem me. Show me your redemptive love in some special way this Easter season. Amen.

Today's Challenge: Spend some time in reflection. Have you been treating your life like a priceless treasure? Ask God if there is a habit or attitude that you need to let go of.

Additional Resource: If you've caught yourself thinking that your life is just average, that message is not from God. Read How to recognize the voice of God.

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