The way of purity – Hebrews 9:22 | 2-minute daily bible meditation


Due you ever wonder about the purpose of blood sacrificate? Hebrews 9:22 sets out the significance, but the reason requi… (visit YouTube for more)


Let’s meditate on Hebrews chapter nine, verse 22. Indeed, under the law, almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness of sins.

And this in our modern times is one of the puzzling aspects of Jesus’s sacrifice, isn’t it? Why was it necessary for his blood to be shed for us? Why is that woven into the fabric of this universe, this principle of blood sacrifice leading to forgiveness?

I think we have a hint of the answer if we go all the way back to Genesis. Remember in Genesis when Adam and Eve fell, when they sinned, God clothed them in animal skins. And the only way for their nakedness, their shame to be covered, for their guilt no longer to be visible, was for animals to die, their blood to be shed, and they were then covered with the skin of the animal.

We often see how physical symbols are a metaphor for what’s going on in the spiritual realm where God lives. And for reasons that we can probably never fully understand, it was necessary for Jesus’s blood to be shed, just like all the animal sacrifices in the times of the Israelites before Christ, it was necessary for Jesus’s blood to be shed so that he covered our guilt.

And even though you would think that adding blood to something wouldn’t make it pure, this is where the spiritual principle applies. We are made pure. Our guilt is covered. We are forgiven and cleansed by His blood. And so to be pure, we need the blood of Christ in our lives.

Thank you, Jesus, for shedding your blood for us. Thank you for making us pure. And thank you for achieving forgiveness for us when we come underneath your blood. Amen.

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