People are the most important thing in the world. Their value is infinite. If we look at the cost of a human soul we see this to be true. Making the assumption that the Bible is true, we read that the God who created the universe also created human beings. These humans had an intimate relationship with God but separated themselves by choice. They chose to disobey.
Then God enacted a ridiculous plan, a plan so audacious it makes all mythological stories about heroes seem silly and trite. His plan was to send His Son to pay the price for all humanity to bring them back to an intimate and eternal relationship with Him. Humanity deserved to die, but God could not die. So the God who created the universe became a man, a man of flesh and blood.
God had been invulnerable. Nothing could have hurt Him. But now He was vulnerable. Now God could bleed. Now God could die. That was the point. That was the plan.
This person, Jesus Christ, both fully God and fully man, was killed and His blood was poured out for all humanity. The blood of God, so antithetical and strange. The blood of God, so precious and unique. The blood of an infinite loving God given for human kind. No other substance in the universe could have done this great work, only the blood of God.
Therefore, people are the most important thing in the world. Their value is infinite. The cost of a human soul is the blood of God Himself.
6/13/2015 04:00:35 am
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