Peace Made Through the Blood

Originally posted on Reformedontheweb's Blog:

The Wednesday Word: Peace Made Through the Blood

 

And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, Col1:20 (a)

 

The blood of Christ gives us a profound insight into God’s estimation of sin. God, being the God of justice, will by no means clear the guilty (Exodus 34:7). Sin has earned an awful debt, and all debts must be paid. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that God is some easy going, doddery, old grandfather who doesn’t notice sin. He notices, and has done so from the beginning. And because He noticed our sin, the Lamb of God went to the cross with this scripture in mind, “It is the blood that makes atonement for the soul” (Leviticus 17:11). Because Christ poured out His blood, peace has now been established between us and God. Indeed, there is only one foundation for peace and that is the blood of…

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