It's named "the 100 Guilder Print" because of this legend:
Rembrandt was supposed to have paid 100 guilders for a print made from his original engraving, an extremely high price in the 1600s.
It's an intriguing scenario--the artist paying such a high price to buy back something he'd created. One author suggests it's a good picture of our salvation.
We're created by God, yet Christ paid an extremely high price to purchase us back from death and sin.
"For God has bought you with a great price. So use every part of your body to give glory back to God because he owns it." 1 Corinthians 6:20 (NLT)
Let's ponder this today and take time to express love and gratitude to our Creator, Purchaser, and Owner.
Reference sources: Living the Biblios; Art Way; Wikipedia (print public domain)
This week Bite Size Bible study is a bit different than the usual study. It's a look at Matthew 19 in light of Rembrandt's 100 Guilder print.