What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things (Rom. 8:31-32)?
When I began dating my professional flute-playing wife, Kathy, I didnt understand the relationship between a musician and her instrument.
I learned when picking her up after a concert. I opened the trunk of my car to store her flute for our date only to have her recoil in horror! That flute was not going to ride in the trunk of my car, nor even in the backseat.
Kathy had worked and sacrificed for years to be able to purchase that high priced instrument. So, her flute had a place of honor in the front seat with us.
Remembering that experience helps me understand how precious and protective is Gods care for me. When I sin or face a difficulty in life, I can be tempted to think that God would like to put me in the back seat of his plans or hide me from his view in the trunk of his purposes.
Instead, Scripture reminds me that he paid for my soul at too high a price ever to care so little for me. Because God did not spare the life of his Son to purchase my salvation, I am his treasured possession and always will be.
Prayer: Father, thank you for purchasing my salvation with the precious blood of Jesus Christ. Help me to treasure the way you treasure me so that I do not sin against you!