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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Blood of Jesus

So what do you think of when you think of blood? I know that if my kids have an "ouchie" but there's no blood - they are fine and I tell them to run along and play. Vice versa - if they come to me and there's blood all over their face and I can't see where it's coming from - I panic! I do not like the sight of blood! To be honest - I have a real aversion to it. I can hardly handle the commercials for CSI!

When we think about the cross - we must think about the blood of Jesus. There is no escaping the gory details of the crucifixion. They beat him - and he bled, they put a crown of thorns on his head and he bled, they pounded nails into his hands and feet and he bled, and they pierced his side and he bled. Mixed with his blood was spit - the soldiers who beat him - spit on him. Their filth from their heart mixed with his precious blood and he carried that filth - to the cross. His blood was shed for our filth.

Over 400 times the word "blood" is used in the Bible because it is significant. Life is in the blood. In the Old Testament, God required a perfect lamb to be slaughtered and the blood of that lamb would atone for the sins of the people. Blood is required by God to pay for our sin and Jesus stepped down out of heaven and sacrificed his precious blood so that God's wrath would be satisfied.

I Peter 2:24 says "He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed."

Your sins have been covered by the blood of Jesus - Jesus bore our sins so that we might live for righteousness - now go today and live for righteousness. Do what is right in your marriage, in your parenting, in your spending, in your homemaking - serve Jesus!

John Piper says "The people that make a durable difference in the world are not the people who have mastered many things, but who have been mastered by one great thing."

Why did Jesus do it? Why the blood? Look at the face in your mirror - He loves you so.

Walk with the King!

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Anonymous Julie Sanders said...

Great thoughts on something that we really try so hard not to think about in life ... one of those things we turn away from. I'm so glad Jesus shed His precious blood for me!
- Julie

April 8, 2009 at 12:13 PM  

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