When you market your house you go through and clean, paint, declutter, and make repairs. Once you find a buyer, you've only jumped the first hurdle. The next and most important hurdle is the home inspection. The first hurdle was like taking a bath and getting dressed, but the next hurdle is like going to the doctor for a physical. However, if you have a home that you want to unload quickly, you discount the price and sell it "as is" without going through the trouble of making repairs. An investor will come along, make the repairs and get it back into good condition and will probably sell it for a profit. Jesus is like that investor. He saw our potential, paid the price though it wasn't cheap, cleaned us up, and moved us into His neighborhood. We were that broken down, "as is" house, and we didn't have to do anything to prepare, He did it all. 🎶Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe; sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow🎶.
knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. 1 Peter 1:18-19