“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45
This is a radical statement.
Kings don’t serve.
God is worshiped.
But Jesus came to serve
And Jesus came to become the ransom to buy our freedom.
In the Old Testament, it was the money paid to redeem a mortgage or a firstborn.
Sometimes it was a half-shekel.
In New Testament times the ransom bought a slave’s freedom.
It returned a prisoner of war to his home and family.
This time the ransom was the life of the Son of God.
That is an audacious demand.
But then, our sins are scandalously brazen.
And our destiny was utterly hopeless.
But the love of God is unfathomably deep
And the willingness of Jesus Christ is staggeringly unwavering.
So He came
Not to be served
But to serve
And give His life as a ransom.
Make certain you are one of the ransomed.
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