Jesus' blood has lasting value

Posted by Elaine April 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM AEST

So much of God’s plan is hard for us to understand and because we were made in the image of God – ( So God created people in his own image; God patterned them after himself; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27 ) with the ability to reason things out, we can be lured to think we have all the answers to life, but we don’t…

For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:9 NIV.

Blood has a very short life span. Over half of it is liquid, called plasma and most of the rest of it is made up of red cells, which die after 120 days and are constantly being replaced.

In contrast, the most durable thing on earth is probably gold. Not even salt water affects it – even if it lies in it for centuries.

These facts make a comment by Peter, the leading Christian apostle, seem very strange:

For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. 1 Peter 1:18-19 NLT

Gold is not perishable whereas blood certainly is. But Peter knew what he was talking about and meant to startle us into seeing a tremendous truth.

The world thinks money is everything, but Peter intended us to see that it has no spiritual value whatever. There are no spiritual cash bargains.

In real terms only the blood of Jesus has lasting value.

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When heaven and earth vanish, the redeeming power of Christ’s blood will continue It shall never lose its power.


And the Bible records:
And they sang a new song: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain and with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation.” Revelation 5:9 Amen, thank you Jesus!

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