Text: Hebrews 9 (Nehemiah 7-8)
Here is a difficult truth:
…without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins. (Hebrews 9:22)
The Word of God makes it clear that all human death comes by human sin, and the consequence of all human sin is human death. All of us sin,a nd all of us die. In God’s good and perfect justice, the only way He can forgive sin is through the ending of a life. It is a simple concept of justice – do the crime, do the time. But in this case the penalty is so profound that it is hard to take a hold of. But it is true.
Now, the incredible Good News is that Jesus, who had no sin, shed His own blood on our behalf. his blood (His life, that is) was given in exchange for our forgiveness. We are forgiven and set free. And we have been given the gift of eternal life. Even though our old body of flesh must die, we do not have to. Thank you, Jesus!
in Him, Mike