Have you ever considered the price…the price that God paid to rescue the saints?
The price was Jesus Christ, the Only Son of God.
Do you understand what that means? When you pay for something, you pay the FMV or fair market value of the item. The IRS defines FMV as the “price that property (real or personal) would sell for on the open market” (parenthesis mine). For example, you purchase a loaf of bread for the going rate of say, $2.79. By choice you give over your two dollars and seventy-nine cents to the cashier because that is the worth of the loaf of bread and thus the requisite payment if you want it. If you do not have the required amount, you cannot purchase the item because $2.79 is what it is worth.
In the same way, God Almighty paid a price to rescue the saints. He wanted us back at any cost and paid exactly what we were worth to Him, our FMV. Because He paid the full payment of Jesus Christ for us, the FMV of the saints was and is the value of Jesus Christ. In other words, in God’s estimation the saints are equal to the value of His Only Son because that was the required payment. He paid the price of the life of His Son in order to redeem us to Himself.
When God places Jesus Christ on one side of His heavenly scales of worth and on the other side in comparison places the saints, the two sides weigh equally. The Bridegroom and His bride are equal in value to God. Our immeasurable value to God is the reason for the apparent colossal mess we are living in, all the chaos, trouble and spiritual warfare. And you may have thought that of all the billions of people in the world, that you weren’t that important. Well, think again.
We are just as valuable to God as His Son because that’s the price He paid.
1 Corinthians 6:20
You were bought with a price [purchased with a preciousness and paid for, made His own]. So then, honor God and bring glory to Him in your body.
1 Corinthians 7:23
You were bought with a price [purchased with a preciousness and paid for by Christ]; then do not yield yourselves up to become [in your own estimation] slaves to men [but consider yourselves slaves to Christ].
By having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (the set apart ones)…