“All To Him I Owe”

Vance Havner 90x115by Vance Havner

Ye are bought with a price. 1 Corinthians 6:20

We are not our own, we have been redeemed. But while we sing “Jesus Paid It All” let us remember the next line, “All To Him I Owe.” Certain Divine requirements grow out of our being bought with a price. Such love demands my soul, my life, my all. We are to glorify God in body and spirit-our selves-because we belong to Him (I Cor. 6:19, 20). We are to glorify Him in our service: “Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men” (I Cor. 7:23). And Peter tells us that since we have redeemed with the precious blood of Christ, we are to pass the time of our sojourning here in fear (1 Pt. 1:17-21).

Self, service, sojourning-all to Him I owe, because He paid it all. While we sing about the price that He paid, we had better check on what God expects for us, not to repay Him, but as the expression of our heart’s love to Him who redeemed us.

by Vance Havner