Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 1 Peter 1:18-19 (NKJV)

The sight of blood can make even the strong queasy. It is not so much the color, odor, or viscosity of blood that kindles such a reaction but the nervous awareness that life itself is at stake. The unstopped flow of blood results in death.

But the shedding of Christ’s blood is the one truth on which hangs all of Christianity—Jesus died for our sins. Christ’s spilled blood led to His death; and through death, the Son of God and the Son of man completed His work on earth—to die on our behalf, pay our sin debt by the sacrifice of His life, and provide the pathway to reconciliation between God and us. Jesus’ death enabled God to forgive us of our iniquities by carrying out the punishment of sin on His own Son.

Christ’s holy blood allows the Father to declare you innocent of your sins the moment you believe and receive Jesus as Savior. Christ’s bloody death is the good news that delivers you from eternal death and makes eternal life a treasured gift from God.

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