BE INVESTED II

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“For you were bought at a price…”
1 Corinthians 6:20 (NKJV)

Yesterday, we established that as believers, we must be invested in the gospel and we looked at examples of people who were sold out to God.

Today, we will examine why a believer should be invested in the gospel. First, let’s do a quick revision of what it means to be invested.

It means to be a believer who is willing to go anywhere, do anything, and give up everything to achieve the goal of spreading the gospel.

That said, why should you be invested?

You must be invested in the gospel because your life doesn’t belong to you. You have been bought over with a price (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). Christ died your death and paid a ransom for your life with His blood (1 Peter 1:18-19).

“And He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.
2 Corinthians 5:15 (NKJV)

Your life is Christ’s.

Therefore, you are to follow Him and reckon yourself dead to self (Luke 9:23). You are to present yourself to Christ as a living sacrifice each day. Hence, Paul’s charge to the church at Rome:

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.”
Romans 12:1

Imagine you did something terrible and you were going to be killed for it. And while you were being conveyed to the place of execution, someone who has the power to save you walks in and says “You know what? Instead of killing him, let him come and live with me as my house help”.

What would be your reaction? How will you treat that person? I’m sure you will literally owe this person your life. Even if you were on your way to becoming a doctor, trust me, you will joyfully take his offer to be his house help, rather than die.

You may even say something like “It’s one who is alive that will be a Doctor”. In Nigerian parlance, “Na person weh get life deh form Doctor”.

Jesus didn’t just walk into the scene and command that your sin should go away. No, He died! He paid for your sin with His blood!

When the young rich ruler asked Jesus what he needs to do to have eternal life, I don’t know what he expected to hear but he was sorrowful because of what Jesus told him.

“Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.”
Mark 10:21 (NKJV)

Dear beloved, you have been bought. All you are, have, and hope to be is Christ’s. There’s no room for partial commitment, you’ve got to be fully invested.

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