When Is The Price Right?

March 24, 2018
by Kirsti Sipila

Romans 8:35,37 – Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. (NRSV)

A game show on television named The Price Is Right is the world's longest-running game show with episodes five days a week. The contestants can win cash and prizes by guessing the price of various products without going over. It is entertainment for the viewers to play along by guessing for themselves. So many people know the legendary invitation: "Come on down! You're the next contestant on The Price is Right!"

In the game of life, the first people created by God to live in His presence sorely underestimated the price of disobeying the one law that God gave them. They gambled and fell from their paradise garden and were sent to live in a world of corruption and disappointments. The price was hefty and trouble was plenty.

The human race multiplied, and so did their wickedness. Their every inclination was only evil all the time. Among the evil ones, God chose a righteous man named Noah to build an ark that would save his family of eight from a flood that would destroy the rest. Noah obeyed God and was spared with his family.

The human race soon became tribes and nations and people of different languages fighting each other and waging wars, falling into sinful ways and not listening to the warnings of God's prophets about the high price of the consequences.

God had another plan to save many. When the time was full, He sent His only Son as a Saviour for the world. Jesus left His glory on high and was born in Bethlehem into a hostile world. God came down in the flesh to live among us. At age 30, He began His mission to be among the people healing, teaching, feeding, and asking people to believe His Word. Many did so and became followers of Christ.

The grace of God comes with a high price! It came with Jesus dying on Calvary's cross! The disciples of Christ got the price right by believing that Jesus suffered the cruel death as the right price to satisfy His heavenly Father's judgement on our sin. The sinless and holy blood of the Lamb of God is the only price that God the Father acknowledges as righteousness for our sin. Without it, there is no accepted currency to receive forgiveness of sins.

Let this be the day to discover and receive Jesus into our hearts and be right with Him! Let us be grateful forever that Jesus paid the appointed right price for our condemned souls. Thank You, Jesus, for the rewards that You offer when we choose to have You first in our hearts!

Prayer: Holy Father, thank You for coming with salvation to save us through the heavy price paid by Your Son, through whom we have entrance to Your kingdom. Thank You for Your everlasting love, that You give us eternal life in Your heaven, and on earth the faith to rely on Your presence and power to be conquerors in our trials. In our hearts and lives, we rejoice in Your great love! Lifting Your name on high, we pray. Amen!

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Kirsti Sipila <kirstiksipila@hotmail.com>
Brantford, Ontario, Canada

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1 Comment

  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Good word, Kristi.


    Thanks, Kirsti, for sharing this devotional with us. May we always “come on down” to kneel at the altar. Blessings.


    It is amazing where one can discover spiritual messages, indeed, they exist all around us!
    Thanks for your insights.


    Thanks, Kirsti, for reminding us again that the price, so costly, was paid in full!
    God bless you.


    Greetings Kirsti,
    Thank you for a most meaningful devotional this morning. Yes, what a price was paid by our Lord and Saviour!
    Blessings,
    (B.C.)


    A wonderful reminder to any who have never made this decision. Hopefully, they will heed your message before it is too late.


    Amen Kirsti! I hope you are well.
    Blessings.


    Dear Kristi,
    This is a precious devotional of the truths kept alive in the Word of God for us to re-experience week by week, year by year, yet alive and new every morning.
    Thank you, Keep writing.

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