1 Corinthians 6:14-20
“For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s,” 1 Corinthians 6:20.
On this day, we are celebrating Valentine’s Day. We have come to know this day as a day to express our love to those we have deemed worthy of our love. Florists and confectioners alike have prepared elaborate and costly gifts for our beloved ones. However, no one has ever paid as much for a gift as Jesus.
The Father set the price as a pure demonstration of His love. The Son paid it. “In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins” (1 John 4:9, 10).
The sacrifice of Jesus bought slaves, and set them free; it bought the ugly and made them beautiful; it bought the sick, and made them whole; it bought the castaways and made them family. He bought us for a price that no one else could ever pay. Once and forever, He bought us with His life, His blood, His death and His resurrection. Oh, the love that Jesus has for us!
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not (1 John 3:1).