Bought With a Price


Excerpts from a sermon by Charles H. Spurgeon 

" Ye are not your own: for ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s."—1 Cor. vi. 19, 20.

You will notice the text says, "Ye were bought with a price." It is a common classical expression to signify that the purchase was expensive. Of course, the very expression, "Ye were bought," implies a price, but the words "with a price" are added, as if to show that it was not for nothing that ye were purchased.

There was a something inestimably precious paid for you; and ye need scarcely that I remind you that "ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold;" "but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.”

Remember, too, that this fact is the most important one in all your history. That you were redeemed "with a price" is the greatest event in your biography.

Oh, I do beseech you then, if it be so, prove it; and remember the just and righteous proof is by your not being your own, but consecrated unto God. If it be the most important thing in the world to you, that you were "bought with a price," let it exercise the most prominent influence over your entire career.

Be a man, be an Englishman, but be most of all Christ’s man. A citizen, a friend, a philanthropist, a patriot: all these you may be, but be most of all a saint redeemed by blood.