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14th August 2023


. . . Without shedding of blood there is no remission of sin.

Hebrews 9:22

Hebrews 9 explains the meaning of the Old Testament blood ritual (v 16-22)

Notice verse 17, “For a testament is in force after men are dead.” A testament (in the sense of a “last will and testament”) only takes effect when the person who made the testament dies (v 17). Therefore, the Lord Jesus Christ had to die for the testament – the covenant – to take effect. But unlike the Temple sacrifices, which were a type, a picture of the true sacrifice, the Christ was sacrificed once for the remission of our sins. He was indeed the once and for all offering that brought animal sacrifice to an end (v 23-26).

Bearing our sin, Christ willingly died and shed His blood to become our sacrifice. We now have confidence to enter God’s presence. How could we ever thank the Lord Jesus enough for making His sacrifice our sacrifice, His life our life, and His Father our Father?

Bible Reading

Hebrews 9:19-28.


Lord God, Thank You that I am not saved by corruptible things like money, silver and gold, but by the precious lifeblood of the Lord Jesus. Amen.



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