- For you have been bought (agorázō) with a price: therefore glorify God in your body. - 1 Corinthians 6:20
- You were bought (agorázō) with a price; do not become slaves of men. - 1 Corinthians 7:23
Again according to Leon Morris, “The redeemed are paradoxically slaves, the slaves of God, for they were bought with a price.… Believers are not brought by Christ into a liberty of selfish ease. Rather, since they have been bought by God at terrible cost, they have become God’s slaves, to do His will.”
Believers have been released from the bondage of sin through the payment of a price, the price being the sinless blood of Jesus (Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:18-19).
- In Him we have redemption (apolytrōsis) through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace. - Ephesians 1:7
- Knowing that you were not redeemed (lutroō) with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ. - 1 Peter 1:18-19