Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Blood

Psa 78:39 For he remembered that they were but flesh; a wind that passeth away, and cometh not again.

We are “but flesh”; one cannot expect too much out of flesh. We are rotting flesh, rotting from the day of birth, and the only thing that slows the deterioration is the blood in our veins. “For the life of the flesh is in the blood” (Lev. 17:11), and so it is with the spirit! The life of the spirit is in the blood—the blood of Christ, that is! Yes, the only thing keeping our flesh from rotting in decay is the life-blood that flows in our veins, and the only thing that keeps us alive in the spirit is the precious blood of Christ, shed for the sins of the world.
We are made of corruptible material; flesh rots away eventually, and goes back into the ground, as most things do nowadays. How can we trust in that which is corrupt? Yet we do. Only the pure blood of Christ is sufficient; only His blood is incorruptible and reliable, “And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.” (Heb. 9:22).

Some say that there was not much blood shed at Calvary, but what they fail to see is that it is not the quantity, but the quality of the blood that counts! One drop of pure, untainted blood from the veins of our Savior is sufficient to wipe away all sin--forever! What glorious power there is in the blood of Christ!

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