“…without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness of sins.”
Our meditation title today is taken from an old hymn that reminds us that the only thing that can wash away our sins is the blood of Jesus Christ. God has decreed that blood makes atonement for our souls. Jesus declared on the night of the Passover that the shedding of His blood was for the purpose of pardoning our sins (Matt 26:28).
It is only in Christ that we have “redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.” (Col 1:14) What a price God paid for our sins! We belong to Jesus now by right of purchase (1 Cor 6:20).
Oh the power that exists in the blood of Jesus! The power to be cleansed from sin and unrighteousness; the power to overcome the wiles of the devil; the power to overcome a guilty conscience for a wicked past. The blood of Jesus enables us to draw near to God, assured of our faith.
We are redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. We are free to serve God; free to worship Him in spirit and in truth.
Thank you, Jesus, for Your love and sacrifice for my sin!