A Voice in the
Years ago, a little boy carved a sailboat out of wood. He delighted in sailing it in the river near his home. One day the boat was caught up in the current and swept out of sight. The boy asked his father to help him search, but they could not find it.
Several months later, while visiting a town downstream, the boy saw his boat for sale in a store window. Excitedly, he rushed to his father and got the money to purchase it.
When he held it in his arms at last, he told the storekeeper, "Now it is twice mine. Once because I made it and again because I bought it back for a price."
Likewise, we are twice God's. First, because He made us and again because, through Jesus Christ, He bought us back for a price. "Ye are bought with a price..." (1Cor7:23)
Or do you not know that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit in you, which you have from God, and you are not of yourselves? You were bought with a price; then glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are of God. (1Cor6:19-20 litv)