Pristine Grace

Redemption by Price
by Charles Spurgeon
Redemption by Price

“Ye are not your own: for ye are bought with a price.”1 Corinthians 6:19-20

    If this means anything it must mean that a price was paid for us; instead of our being forever captives under bondage and death, a ransom has been found, according to that ancient saying, “Then He is gracious unto Him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom” (Job 33:24). There was a substitutionary sacrifice presented on the behalf of His people by Jesus Christ Who thus redeemed His chosen from their lost estate. This was a matter of fact, and an efficacious action, actually ransoming those who were redeemed. We do not believe in a cloudy, phantom-like atonement, which did something or nothing, and was a mere exhibition without results. We believe that Jesus did actually redeem His people by a ransom, which ransom was His suffering and death in their stead, by which the justice of God was satisfied and His law was honored. No truth is so eminently consolatory to souls burdened with sin as the great fact that Jesus Christ bare the sins of many and carried away on His own shoulders the transgressions of His people. Let others believe or disbelieve, I nail my colors to the cross where Jesus my Lord paid His blood as a price for me.