1 Corinthians 6:20 “For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.” (NASB)
As the guys sat around telling some of their life stories, one man admitted that there was a time when there was a price on his head. He went into detail about what he did and how that price got there. As he continued, he told how the man who put the price on his head allowed him to go free. Today's verse states that each of us have been bought with a price. Therefore, we should glorify God. The price that was paid for you and me was paid for by Christ. God gave His only Son so that we could be free. As the group of men began to depart, one man asked, "How were you allowed to go free?" "The man insisted that I go to the police and turn myself in," said the man with the price on his head. He continued, "If I was to do this, the man that I owed, would let me go free. It was 18 months later when I finally found that freedom.” Thank God, we don't have to wait 18 months for freedom. We don't have to pay the price for our freedom either. He took care of it all for each of us whether we believe it or not. We should glorify God by how we live, not to pay it back, but to be respectful of our freedom in Christ.
Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.
Family Devotional: Read this chapter to your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them as you read. Talk about their answers and show them that one important aspect of this chapter is that we must continue to spend time with the Lord and keep our hearts focused on His plans and purposes. Pray for them.
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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