There’s an amazing paradox to God’s grace. It’s absolutely free to all
who come to Jesus in faith. Yet the grace of God is the costliest gift
we’ll ever receive.
It cost God’s Son his life.
So in light of what Jesus has done for us, how should we respond? We
must be grateful. One way we can show our gratitude to God is by making
our lives count.
You can’t really understand the grace of God and the price he paid to
make it available to you while living how you want to live, ignoring
the commands of Jesus, or wasting your life on things that don’t matter.
The Bible says it this way: “Don’t you see that you can’t live
however you please, squandering what God paid such a high price for? . .
. So let people see God in and through your body” (1 Corinthians 6:20 The Message).
After the failed assassination attempt against President Ronald
Reagan, I remember him saying, “I have a new sense that I was spared for
a purpose and that all my time belonged to God after that.”
We all should have the same sense of purpose. Because of what Jesus
did for us on the cross, we were spared for a reason: to make a
difference with our lives. Jesus didn’t die on the cross so we could go
on living any way we like. He made us for a purpose—and he redeemed us
for a purpose, too. He wants us to fulfill that purpose.
The Bible says in 1 Peter 4:10, “Each of you should use whatever
gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s
grace in its various forms” (NIV). You were given spiritual gifts,
abilities, education, and relationships for a reason—to help other
people and tell them about Jesus.
God saved you so he can use you.
You Are Saved for a Purpose - Pastor Rick's Daily Hope
Warren, Rick. "You Are Saved for a Purpose." Daily Hope. 16 October 2018. 16 October 2018. https://pastorrick.com/you-are-saved-for-a-purpose/.