1 Peter 1:17-21 – What The Precious Blood of Christ Means To Our Holiness

The blood of Christ was shed so that we might have a relationship with God. That relationship is only made possible because Jesus was willing to die for us on the cross.

It was not the price of silver and gold that we were saved us, even though those precious metals are costly and worth much to the world. Most of us don’t have a lot of silver and gold. What if the price for salvation was one billion dollars? Could you have paid it? No! Even a billion dollars, however, cannot buy forgiveness from even one sin you have committed in your lifetime. Even a billion dollars cannot buy one day with God in heaven. Silver and gold cannot save anyone. If you owned the whole of the earth, this would not save you from the curse of sin.

Only one price would do for the forgiveness of sin and that price is perfect – the priceless, sinless blood of our Lord. Only One ever carried sinless blood in His body and that is the Lord Jesus Christ. You see, we were in the prison house of sin, but Jesus came our way and paid our fine in His own perfect blood, and that set us free. The condemnation was taken away. Thank God for the saving blood of Jesus Christ.

Oh Christian, we should never be ashamed of Jesus. We should want the world to see the blood that He shed for us. We should want them to see the price He paid for our sins!

I’m convinced that those Christians who daily recall the blood shed for us on the cross, we will want to live a holy life for Jesus. We will desire that the world might see what the blood of Jesus has done to us and for us!

Mike Minnix

Read 1 Peter 1:17-21. How often do you remind yourself of the great price that Christ paid on the cross for your salvation? How would often reminding yourself of this price affect your pursuit of holiness?

There Is A Fountain by William Cowper

Posted on: October 13, 2016 - 10:00PM

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