Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | June 2, 2014

“knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold … but with precious blood, … the blood of Christ.”

Today’s Scripture comes from Leviticus Chapter 27 which mostly concerns a great amount of detail for different valuations of persons and property to determine the amount needed for redemption.  Here is a link to this Scripture –  http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Leviticus+27&version=NASB

I quote the following verses to give one sample.

“Now if a man consecrates his house as holy to the Lord, then the priest shall value it as either good or bad; as the priest values it, so it shall stand.  Yet if the one who consecrates it should wish to redeem his house, then he shall add one-fifth of your valuation price to it, so that it may be his.”  Leviticus 27:14-15.

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Today’s Scripture points us to meditate on the fact that redemption did not occur without payment of the purchase price and that the purchase price was costly.  But, if it was paid, then the person or property was truly redeemed.

Furthermore, today’s Scripture should make us appreciate even more Christ’s purchase of our redemption with His own blood.

“Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.”  Acts 20:28.

“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace”  Ephesians 1:7.

“knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.”  1 Peter 1:18-19.

“And they *sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals;  for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.”  Revelation 5:9.

Finally, today’s Scripture should lead us to consider that Christ did not shed His blood for everyone, but only for God’s elect whom He intended to redeem.  If Christ did shed His blood for everyone, then everyone would be saved.  But, Christ shed His blood for only those “purchased for God”.  They may be “from every tribe and tongue and people and nation”, but they are not everyone.  This is “Limited Atonement”, the “L” of “TULIP”, the Five Points of Calvinism, the Reformed Doctrine of Salvation.

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