January 7, 1 Peter 1:2
In the Old Testament, the sprinkling of blood was often a symbol of cleansing. When Aaron and the priests were chosen for the service of God in the tabernacle, they were sprinkled with the blood of animals. This meant that they were made holy and set apart from others. Likewise, when we say we are sprinkled by the blood of Jesus Christ, it means that we are cleansed and made right with God.
Also, when God made an everlasting covenant with the Israelites that He will forever be their God and they would forever be His people, there was sprinkling of the blood.
This signified that the people would be obedient to the laws of God for the people said, “All the words which the Lord hath said will we do.” (Exodus 24:1-8).
The death of Christ on the cross, where His precious blood was shed, replaces the Old Testament system of sacrifice of animals. But the significance behind cleansing by blood remains unchanged. When the Christian is cleansed from sin by the blood of Christ, his sins are forgiven and his relationship with God is restored.
What does this picture remind you of?
This picture reminds us of the _______________ of the lamb that was smeared on the doorposts
of the houses of the _______________. (Exodus 12)
Thought: Only the blood of the Lamb of God can wash away our sins.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, always remind me that I have been bought with the precious blood of my Saviour. Help me to appreciate that although salvation is free, it was bought at such a great cost. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.