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In Christ's Keeping
Bought with a Price: Click | View Series 1 Corinthians 6:19-20—"You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body." He slays our sins at the cross. "You were bought with a price." Let us consider this argument, that we may find therein death for our sins.
THE CONSEQUENCE OF BEING BOUGHT
"You are not your own." Negative. It is clear that if bought, you are not your own. 1. This involves privilege.
- You are not your own provider; sheep are fed by their shepherd.
- You are not your own guide; ships are steered by their pilot.
- You are not your own father; children loved by parents.
2. This also involves responsibility.
- We are not our own to injure. Neither body nor soul.
- Not our own to waste, in idleness, amusement, or speculation.
- Not our own to exercise caprice, and follow our own prejudices, depraved affections, wayward wills, or irregular appetites.
- Not our own to lend our service to another master.
- Not our own to serve self. Self is a dethroned tyrant. Jesus is a blessed husband, and we are his.
Positive. "Your body and your spirit, which are God's."
- We are altogether God's. Body and spirit include the whole man.
- We are always God's. The price once paid, we are forever his.
We rejoice that we know we are God's, for consequently:
- We have a beloved owner.
- We pursue an honored service.
- We fill a blessed position. We are in Christ's keeping.
Adapted from Charles Spurgeon's sermon notes, which are in the public domain.