But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed (Isaiah 53:5 NKJV).
Dane Jennings, with his entrepreneurial spirit started a marketing firm in his basement. After experiencing much success and exponential growth, he saw that it was time to expand from his basement to a legitimate office space. Mr. Jennings understood the power in owning and did not want to rent or lease, but rather desired to own his office space. He knew that when purchasing to own the purchaser then assumes all responsibility of what is being purchased in its entirety, and when crunching the numbers to calculate the official asking price of the loan, Mr. Jennings too factored in what is referred to as “hidden cost”. Hidden cost are expenses that are not normally included in the purchase such as maintenance, supplies, training, and/or technological upgrades.
Needless to say Mr. Jennings’ company now operates as one of the world’s top marketing firms all because of him factoring in the hidden cost, and much like Jennings, Christ too assumed all responsibility over us and factored in the hidden cost of our salvation. These hidden cost came in the form of being literally wounded, bruised, and chastised so that we can live liberally with freeness from the penalty of our sins after giving our lives to God. Hidden cost can make or break a business and we have no reason to be broken, in that Christ has factored in, and assumed all responsibility of the penalty of our sins; the hidden cost.
I pray today that we revisit, or for others, initially acknowledge the hidden cost Christ has factored in for our salvation. He factored these hidden cost so that by his stripes we could experience healing. Healing from broken relationships, lost opportunities, lack of love, failures, or whatever else we allow in our present to tarnish the possibility of our future. Our Lord and Savior desires for us to live free and spiritually prosper. So today, let’s live a life that markets what God has done for us through His son Jesus, the Christ. There is so much more to be said, but I will leave the rest to you. Remember, we can never have too much information “TMI” as it relates to the word of the Lord. Pass it on…