Morality may keep you out of jail, but it takes the blood of Jesus Christ to keep you out of hell.– Charles Spurgeon.
People often say that life is not black and white. Furthermore, there are a lot of gray areas that one should be careful in treading on. In this day and age, the absolute truth is marred with falsehood and lies. The most truth that is stained is how Jesus ransomed us from eternal damnation.
Today’s devotional reading is from the 1st Letter of Peter 1:18-19. Please, read our recent devotional from the Book of Psalm 119:18: The Enlightenment And Knowledge Through The Holy Spirit
Ransomed by the Precious Blood of Christ
The apostle Peter talks about being born again and living a holy life in the first chapter. In verse 18 to 19, he emphasized that we are ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold. And what he meant by this are the animal sacrifices that Israel has to do to cover up their sins. Furthermore, he added that we are saved by the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.
The precious blood of Christ did not just cover us from our sins but cleansed all our sins aways (1 John 1:7). The prophet Isaiah described it as though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool (Isaiah 1:18).
Whether you believe in the blood of Jesus or not
We are all ransomed by the precious blood of Jesus Christ. Most of you may be familiar with John 3:16, for God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. This verse talks about the world, in its entirety. Hence, we can say that Jesus came to save all of us.
However, only those who believe in Him will receive the saving grace of God. John wrote, if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). Repentance is needed as well for us to receive Jesus’ righteousness. A proud heart is not a place for the Holy Spirit. Therefore, let us not think twice about repenting from our sins and believing in the saving love of Jesus Christ on the cross. Accept Jesus Now.
This is the time for your journaling. Reflect on these questions. Ask the Holy Spirit to test your faith and your walk with Christ.
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? — 2 Corinthians 13:5 KJV.
- How do you earn your place in heaven?
- Do you believe that Jesus ransomed you from your sins with His precious blood?
- What are the things hindering you from accepting Him as your Lord and Saviour?
- How do you share the saving grace of God through Jesus Christ?
- Why do you think we need to let others know about it?
- Read more on how the blood of Jesus saves.
- The precious Blood of Jesus Christ
- A Ransom Made To Free Us From Death And Destruction
- Why The Ransom By Flesh And Blood Was Needed?
- The Greatest Sacrifice(Opens in a new browser tab)
- Jesus Christ Fulfills the Law
Almighty Father, we praise your holy name. We reverently as for your forgiveness of our sins (mention your sins). O Lord, Jesus Christ, thank you that you bore our punishment and provided an opportunity for us to be united with the Father. Thank you that you have sent the Holy Spirit to guide us as we wait for the day that you will come to judge both the living and the dead. May we never be far from you and continue to guide us in our walk with you.
We pray in Your mighty name. Amen.