I’ve always wondered why Gold is so valuable. You can’t eat it. You can’t build much with it. But yet we call it precious. It is precious and valuable because someone deemed it so. Somewhere in our past people decided that gold could be exchanged for goods and services. In fact countries would stock gold to back up the paper money. Today, individuals still buy gold.
Gold is only precious and valuable because we have made it so. Few things in life are truly precious. I mean precious intrinsically (They do not have to be deemed precious by someone else, they just are precious and valuable). Peter writes:
You are not redeemed with silver or gold…but with the precious blood of the lamb without blemish (1 Peter 1:18,19).
The word Peter uses for “precious” is a word that means it has intrinsic value. No one had to declare the blood of Christ precious, it just is. Unlike silver and gold, which are only precious because we have deemed them so, Christ’s blood is precious whether we think it is or not. The beauty of the passage is this is what God used to redeem us. He did not use something cheap like silver and gold, but instead He used the blood of Jesus. Precious blood. Valuable blood. The blood of the Son of God who lived a perfect life. When we think today about our lives and our God remember you were bought with the valuable blood of Jesus.
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