S - For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And the ransom he paid was not mere gold or silver. It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God. (1 Peter 1:18, 19 NLT)
O - Empty life is a term that really catches my attention. My first silly thought is about all the books, tv and movie dramas where they have the scenes reading the will of the dearly departed and some relative throws a hissy fit because they got nothing. Well that's what we've gotten from our ancestors...the big fat nada. But we aren't stuck with nothing. We have so much more, bought with a price higher than I can begin to comprehend. Precious Blood. Wow. Amazing.
Sinless....I also reflect on the fact that Jesus was without sin. Sometimes I'm lucky to get from one breath to the next without committing at least one sin....to lead a human life and be sinless. Beyond my comprehension.
A - How do I apply this verse? I can't see of anyway to live this verse unless you start with exalted worship and thanksgiving to God.
P - My prayer ...."Dearest Lord...thank you. I fall to your feet amazed by your grace, mercy and love. Oh the Wonderful Cross...I cannot fathom the suffering you took on because of your love for us. Amazing love you showed us Lord. Dearest Jesus, we have nothing to offer that can even be considered worth this gift. Yet you said we are worth this sacrifice. Thank you Lord."