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Today’s 333 Devotional: The Stain of Sin
Stains are common when it comes to cleaning our clothes. In fact, every commercial we see for laundry soap talks about its ability to remove those stubborn stains and to make our clothes as good as new.
And these stains come in all sizes and types, from grass stains to food stains. They’re all difficult to remove, because they don’t just stay on the surface of clothes, but rather they infiltrate the clothes’ fiber.
That is the stain of sin. It corrupts everything it touches, going deep into a person’s heart and soul. The only thing that can clean such deep down sin and evil that infiltrates our very lives is blood, but not just any blood, but the blood of Jesus Christ. It is the blood he shed upon the cross for the forgiveness of sin.
It is as in the song, “Nothing But The Blood”
“What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood of Jesus!
What can make me whole again? Nothing but the blood of Jesus!
What can cleanse me from within? Nothing but the blood of Jesus!
Stating the Law of God from Leviticus 17:11, the writer of Hebrews states that without the shedding of blood there can be no forgiveness (Hebrews 9:22).
Now consider the blood of Jesus.
“In Him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace” (Ephesians 1:7)
“How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!” (Hebrews 9:14)
“If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7)
“Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus.” (Hebrews 10:19)
Wednesday Evening Bible Study