But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 6:22-23 (NIV)
Read: Romans 6:15-23
Consider: We come to the end of the series of posts on the Blood of Christ that we started a few weeks ago. When I started this series I wanted to share the wealth of meaning hidden in the words ‘The Blood of Christ’. When we hear the words ‘The Blood of Christ’ mentioned, it is too easy to pass over the words without appreciating the full implications of what God achieved by allowing his Son, Jesus, to shed his blood on the cross for us.
It is worth reviewing what we considered in each post and the Bible verses that underpin our understanding of the Blood of Christ.
The OT Sacrifice – a shadow of what was to come (Hebrews 9:13-14; Hebrews 9:28);
Atonement (Romans 3:25-26; 1 John 3:2; 1 John 4:10);
Justification (Romans 5:9; Acts 13:9; Galatians 2:15-16; Galatians 2:20-21);
Redemption (Ephesians 1:7; Romans 6:22; Galatians 4:4-7; 1 Peter 1:18-19);
Reconciliation (Colossians 1:19-20; James 4:4; Philippians 3:18-19; Colossians 1:21-22; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20);
Sprinkled (1 Peter 1:1-2; Hebrews 10:1; Hebrews 10:19-22);
Purification (1 John 1:7; 1 John 3:2-3; 1 John 1:9; Titus 1:15; Matthew 5:8);
Eternal Life (John 6:53-57; Romans 6:23; John 3:16; John 5:24);
Brought Near (Ephesians 2:13; Colossians 1:21-22; Ephesians 2:19-20; Hebrews 10:19-23; Psalm 73:28).
May I suggest that you regularly review this list and go over the Bible verses to enable the Holy Spirit to open up the Word to you. Another way to use this material is to pray over each topic individually, using the Bible verses to prompt your thoughts, praise and prayers.
Pray: Father, may we come to fully understand the meaning of the Blood of Christ and the real cost you paid through your Son, Jesus, to bring about our salvation. Amen