I love purses, almost as much as I love shoes.
One day while at our grandson's basketball game, I noticed the woman sitting in front of me on the bleachers. Actually, I didn't notice her, I noticed her large, hot pink, designer purse. It was beautiful, very beautiful and I knew it was expensive.
I noticed, too, how she kept it close to her and always seemed to know exactly where it was. She would not have been likely to walk away and leave it sitting on the bleachers.
When we pay a great deal for something we take care of it more. It isn't easily replaced and is therefore more dear to us.
As Christians, we have been purchased with the greatest price ever.
"But God commendeth His love toward us,
in that, while we were yet sinners,
Christ died for us. Much more then,
being now justified by His blood,
we shall be saved from wrath through Him." (Romans 5: 8,9.)
We have been purchased with the precious blood of the Lord Jesus, freely given for us on Calvary. Our salvation is a free gift to us, but it cost the very life of Christ.
Surely, as ones purchased with such a great price, the Lord knows all about us at every given moment. He takes care of us, He watches for us and is determined to "work all things together for good" in our lives. We can have perfect assurance that He is at work in and through us to accomplish His eternal purpose in Christ Jesus. There is not a thought in our heads or a situation in our lives of which He is not intimately acquainted. We can have faith in His ability to care and provide for us and to manifest His perfect peace, love and joy in every moment of our lives.
"For ye are bought with a price:
therefore glorify God in your body,
and in your spirit, which are God's."
(1 Corinthians 6:20.)