“ For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45 KJV
“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:28 NLT
“For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people.” 1 Timothy 2:5-6a NIV
Just waking up today knowing that I have a life of past, present, and future sin, for which the penalty is death can bring you to a place of shame if you are not careful. There is such a guilt applied to sin. It is rightfully so, as sin entramps and holds us captive… UNTIL we accept the price that Jesus paid on our behalf. He saw us from His place on high and in His infinite mercy came down and presented himself as the ransom for our sins. Hallelujah!
When I meditate on this truth, I imagine the years prior to acknowledging him being ones where I am held in bondage, struggling and struggling to free myself. And then…Calling upon His mighty name.
If you are in Christ, you, too are ransomed.
There is nothing you have to fear and sin can no longer defeat you, as He claimed that victory for you.