The Value of a Soul!
Gal 2:20b “…I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”
Isa 43:4 Since you were precious in My sight, You have been honored, And I have loved you; Therefore I will give men for you, And people for your life.
Isa 53:8…For the transgressions of My people He was stricken…10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin,..”
Ac 20:28 Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.
All these verses reveal the same thing. The precious value of a soul. This evaluation was made at two separate occasions in the history of humanity.
The first time was when people came into existence. When God formed man for the dust of the earth, and breathed into them and they became a living soul. God made humanity, male and female in His image. In doing this He stamped intrinsic value on all human beings.
This was real value! Even after Adam had sinned and fallen, God did not curse Adam, for Adam was made in the image of God. God cursed the ground from which Adam had been made.
The second time is Calvary. Where Jesus, the eternal Son of God, poured out His blood as a payment to buy people back for God. To redeem His people! To pay a precious price for human beings. He gave the most valuable asset that has ever been located on the planet! He gave His blood! The blood of God was given in exchange for you!
How much more could he pay? How much more could He give?
Spurgeon had it right! The value of all creation pales in comparison to the value of a soul! Your soul! My soul! The souls of lost people yet to believe in the life giving, love expounding, redeeming message of of the gospel!
The implications are enormous! Think about it!