No Bargain…No Barter
Come, buy,…without money and without price. (Isaiah 55:1)
God does not bargain with us, nor can wee barter with Him. He holds our salvation in His omnipotent hands, and He bids us take it as a free gift, “without money and without price.” Yet this is hard for us to accept. Surely something as precious as salvation must cost us greatly! Surely God must demand we work for it!
But this is wrong-and the reason it is because the price has already been paid! Salvation is free-but it wasn’t cheap. It cost the dear Son of God His very life. Only cheap, tawdry things have a price tag on them. The best things in life are free-the air we breather. the stars are night, the wonder of human love. But the greatest gift of all id our salvation, purchased for us by Jesus Christ. “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!” (2 Corinthians 9:15)