The scripture for today, July 23 (7/23), is 1st Corinthians 7:23 in the New Testament of the Bible.
“You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men.”
Where were you bought from? Hell. Romans 3:23 says everyone sins and falls short of the glory of God. God, who is perfection, cannot dwell with us. It would be like light dwelling with darkness. It cannot be done.
But God loved you so much, he figured out a way to make you sinless and escape hell. He sent his son, Jesus, to live that perfect life that is impossible for you to live. In the Garden of Eden, God said, “The moment you sin, you die.” Yes, our souls die. Now, Satan holds us for ransom. Who can possibly pay it? Only the perfect Jesus can and did. He took the blame for all your sins onto himself and died spiritually and physically in your place to buy you out of hell.
Then God told the world through his Bible that, if you will believe this really happened and follow his will for you, he will consider you perfect too. Until that happens, you are a slave to what men tell you to do ~ and of Satan and of hell.
You were bought at a great price ~ the blood of Jesus Christ.
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