Day Five: The Precious Blood and Resurrection Power.

1 Peter 1:18-20 (NLT) – For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And it was not paid with mere gold or silver, which lose their value. It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God.  God chose him as your ransom long before the world began, but now in these last days he has been revealed for your sake.

This is how secure and powerful this salvation plan of God is!  God’s plans were never in any doubt, danger, or peril—for Jesus dying on the cross and resurrecting from the dead has always been God’s plan for us. Each of us have been saved from the empty, powerless, directionless, and hopeless life that once governed us. We have been rescued and ransomed not by mere gold or silver, but by the precious blood of Christ—the sinless and spotless Lamb of God!  The idea of ransom is to redeem or to make an exchange.  Hence, Jesus took our shame and exchanged it with His glory, and our sin-heavy burdens with His embrace and forgiveness. Even our faithlessness and tendency to go astray, has been replaced with the yearning to following Him in faith. Today, this is who we are—our worth and hope comes from the precious blood of Christ!

Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for the immeasurably great power for us who believe. Not a worldly or human power, but the same mighty power that raised you from the dead and seated you in the place of honor at God’s right hand.  Today and this week, we pray for your resurrection power to be at work in us.  May you bring greater glory to your name through us, your church. Amen.

Today, continue to worship with this song Hallelujah Our God Reigns by  Passion.

– GK