Free But Not Cheap

Read: Ephesians 2:1-10

“It is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” – Ephesians 2:8-9

After hearing the gospel explained, people often say, “You mean there’s nothing I can do to deserve it? That’s too easy.” People object to the idea that God gives unmerited favour so freely to unworthy sinners.

Bible teacher G. Campbell Morgan told of a coalminer who came to him and said, “I would give anything to believe that God would forgive my sins, but I can’t believe that He will forgive them if I just ask Him. It’s too cheap.” Morgan said, “My friend, have you been working today?” “Yes, I was down in the mine.” “How did you get out of the pit? Did you pay?” “Of course not. I just got into the cage and was pulled to the top.” “Wasn’t it too cheap?” Morgan asked. “Oh, no,” said the miner, “it was cheap for me, but is cost the company a lot of money to sink the shaft.” Suddenly the truth struck him. What cost him nothing – salvation – had not come cheap to God. This miner had never thought of the great price God paid to send His Son so He could rescue fallen humanity. Now he realised that all anyone had to do was to ‘get into the cage’ by faith.

Because of Gods grace, salvation is free, but it’s not cheap. But to receive it, we must stop trying to pay for it and start trusting what Christ has done on the cross. – PRV

Nor silver nor gold has obtained me redemption,
Nor riches of earth could have saved my poor soul;
The blood of the cross is my only foundation,
The death of my Saviour has now made me whole. – Gray


Taken from Our Daily Bread