"For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of the Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect." 1 Peter 1:18-19
How is that we can stand before a holy God and be called His children? It isn't because we have earned it or deserve it. It isn't because we were bought with silver or gold or any other man-made treasure. The only reason you and I can stand before a holy God and be called His children is because of the precious blood of the lamb, Jesus Christ. His perfect blood that was spilled on an old rugged cross has redeemed us! We are not only forgiven but we are also freed. We are forgiven of our sins. We are freed from its bondage, from its penalty. We are brought to life. We are called children of the King! Praise God, we are redeemed by the blood!!! Let's live in this confidence today: it's not about what you have done or can do, but it's about what Christ has already done! Embrace it! Believe it! Live it!