We know, because of the Gospel, and as evidenced by our study of Hebrews 10:32-39, that the Blood of Christ has redeemed us. Every day, even though we are sinners, the Blood purchases us, it glorifies us, it cleanses us, it sanctifies us, it secures us, it emboldens us... and yes, it saves us. Christ suffered for us, the perfect Lamb sacrificed for all who have faith. We need to endure for Him, to love Him, to long for Him, to turn to Him. O the Blood!
O The Blood... in Hebrews 10:26-31, today's passage is one extended warning sign as to the rejection of the gospel. If you reject the only way to life, what then are you left with? If we play spiritual games with God... or profane the blood of Christ... or mock Him...know this, God is just and holy, and He will not be mocked. But for the believer in Jesus Christ, take great encouragement towards more worship, love and pursuit of God.
Examining in more depth our current theme, O The Blood, our passage in Hebrews 10:19-25 teaches that because of the blood spilled by Jesus at Calvalry, we're now free to draw close to God, and that our sins are forgiven, once and for all. We don't deserve His mercy, so Paul suggests we each encourage each other to "spur one another on toward love and good deeds"...
A wise pastor often shared with his congretation a beautiful truth: that Jesus on the cross represents "the death of death in the death of Christ." An amazing, life-changing notion, that we sinners, by the blood Jesus shed for us, have a relationship with God and that we, through grace by faith, have a place with Him in Heaven if we simply accept His free gift to us. Christ finished His work on the cross and through His blood, we are truly saved. That is the Gospel!
Today, we continue in God's Word, expressing wonder, awe and love as we learn just how precious is the blood Jesus spilled for us... sinners all... who deserved to take His place on that Good Friday. His blood represents to us our inheritance, our mediation, our forgiveness, our freedom, and our longing. What an amazing sacrifice that saved our lives!
In this essential series for the cross-driven Christian, we delve into the inexplicable, incredible, awesome sacrifice Jesus Christ made for us, unworthy sinners, when he shed His precious blood at Calvary. Scripture tells us in Hebrews 9:1-14, the old covenants and rituals were rendered obselete by His death: Jesus, the Lamb of God, had and has forged a bridge between man and God, the Father, forever.