“Why Is Blood So Important?”

Have you ever given blood during a blood drive? You give blood because you want to be able to help someone who may need blood. But why is blood so important? It’s because, from a physical standpoint, there is life in the blood. But there is also life in the blood spiritually.
Go back with me to the book of Exodus. God used ten plagues to convince Pharoah to let His people go. The tenth and final plague was when the death angel passed over the land of Egypt and took the lives of the first-born of all Egyptians. In preparation for this, God had told Moses to tell Israel to put blood on the door-posts of their homes. So, as the death angel passed over the land, everywhere the death angel saw blood, those people were to be allowed to live. But if there wasn’t blood on the door-posts, the first-born was slain. God told Moses to tell Israel, “When I see the blood, I will pass over you” (Exodus 12:13).
Now, fast forward with me to the New Testament. Jesus Christ was crucified for our sins. Jesus shed His blood on the cross of Calvary. Jesus shed His blood in order to cover our sins. But, one might ask, “Why was this necessary?”
It is necessary because, man is a sinner. Because man is a sinner, man will be punished by death and hell. So, man tries to fix his problem. Man tries to be good but man cannot be good enough. Nothing man can do is enough to have his sin problem fixed. God knew that and God sent His only Son into the world to die as a sacrifice for man’s sin. Jesus blood, is the only way man’s sin problem can be fixed.
Today, we live because blood flows through our veins. We live spiritually because Jesus blood covers our sins. Just as the death angel “passed over” the homes of the Israelites in Egypt sparing their first-born, when God sees that Jesus blood covers our sins, God knows that our name is written in the lamb’s book of life.

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