Selling Ourselves Short
Our salvation is worth every-thing, yet we often forget the cost. We fail to remember that Jesus died for us on the cross. You were bought for a price, St. Paul wrote to the Corinthians, offering them encouragement and reminding them of what God had done: He gave his very son for their redemption.
We are no different today. We, too, need to be told time and time again what we have been given. We must constantly ask ourselves how much we are willing to pay for happiness, for peace, for protection, for security. Almost daily we let the world buy us for a price. We sell ourselves short. We sacrifice salvation for the price of a house, a car, a vacation, or an expensive hobby. Some even trade servanthood in God's kingdom for a powerful position in their own kingdom here on earth.
We can easily give away our soul and lose everything. Our lives are not cheap. Christ purchased our salvation with his living body. The main question is this: How much are we willing to pay to keep it?
Swaffield, Bruce C. Devotions for Life: New Ideas from Old Ways. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars, 2013. p. 125.