“There’s no free lunch” speaks to the truth that things that might appear to have no cost often carry a huge price tag. Indeed, that proverb describes salvation, too. To the recipient, the gift of salvation is free. People cannot buy any element of salvation. No amount of good living, candle burning, charitable giving, or caregiving can contribute even a fraction to the cost.
God offers the greatest gift freely to us, though at great cost to Himself-the death of His Son. The price was paid by Jesus, who bore the sins of the world on the cross, satisfying God’s holy justice and winning the “free gift” for all who believe.
ROMANS 6:23 – 23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.