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Message of the Day: Money Can Free No One From Spiritual and Bodily Death!

Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” (1 Peter 1:18-19, NKJV)

Gold and silver being liable to corruption themselves, can free no one from spiritual and bodily death; they are therefore of too little value. The Israelites were ransomed with half a shekel each, which went towards purchasing the lamb for the daily sacrifice. But the Lamb who redeems the spiritual Israelites does so “without money or price.”

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Our appreciation of what Christ has done for us will also make us want to be more holy; for his death, and nothing else, can set people free from the worthless manner of life passed down from one generation to the next. God planned salvation from eternity, and brought it to reality through the death of Christ. He showed it to be perfect by raising Christ from death, and sinners prove that it works when we put our trust in him. (1 Peter 1:17-21)

Sources:

Keener, Craig S. The IVP Bible Background Commentary. InterVarsity Press, 1993.

MySword for Android. Riversoft Ministry, 2011-2019.

Olive Tree Bible Software, 1998-2020.

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