The Precious Blood of Christ

Machen

1 Peter 1:19 calls the blood of Christ “precious.”  And it is precious because of it’s power &  effect (that by it we we “ransomed” from the ‘futile ways  inherited from our forefathers’ – v.18), as well as because of the identity of the One whose blood it is.

J.Gresham Machen writes,

When we come to see that it was no mere man who suffered on Calvary but the Lord of Glory, then we shall be willing to say that one drop of the precious blood of Jesus is of more value, for our own salvation and for the hope of society, than all the rivers of blood that have flowed upon the battlefields of history. (Christianity & Liberalism, p.128)

As the chorus from that great old hymn by Charles Wesley “And Can It Be That I Should Gain” reminds us:

Amazing love! How can it be that Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

Amazing love indeed!

If you are ever tempted to doubt the love of God, look to the Cross!  And remember just who it is that died for your salvation & mine!  We who are in Christ by faith were ransomed and redeemed by the precious blood of the Lord of glory Himself!

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