The scripture for today, July 23 (7/23), is 1st Corinthians 7:23 in the New Testament of the Bible.
“You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men.”
Who were you bought from? Satan. Romans 3:23 says everyone sins and falls short of the glory of God. God, who is perfection, cannot dwell with us. It would be like light dwelling with darkness. It cannot be done.
But God loved you so much, he figured out a way to make you sinless. He sent his son, Jesus, to live that perfect life that is impossible for you to live. Romans 6:23 says the wages of sin is death. So Jesus drew those wages in your place. He took the blame for all your sins onto himself, and died spiritually and physically in your place.
Then God told the world through his Bible that, if you will believe this really happened and follow his will for you, he will consider you perfect too. Until that happens, you are a slave to what men tell you to do ~ and of Satan.
You were bought at great price ~ the blood of Jesus Christ.
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Father, I thank You for these words You have spoken through Your daughter. I willingly, gratefully and gladly accept Your Son’s gift and give You, with a willing heart, my life to do with as You like.