For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.
It is by the precious blood of Jesus that we have been redeemed. It is the precious blood of Jesus that washes us clean and sets us free. Our lives should be lived with the simple purpose of bringing glory to the name of Jesus. When we place our faith and trust in Jesus Christ it is the Holy Spirit who has drawn us and softened our hearts.
It is a very sad thing when people claim to follow Christ but their lives are used to fulfill the lust of the flesh. Being a Christian is more than simply a title or religion. Following Jesus Christ means that our lives are committed to God’s kingdom and we have turned from the ways of the world. If we are still indulging in the ways of the world we need to examine our hearts to see if indeed it belongs to the Lord.