January 6

Posted on Jan 6, 2019

“The life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls” (Lev 17:11). In his remarkable book, More Than Meets the Eye (p 26), physician Richard Swenson writes: “Red blood cells are tiny but plentiful. We each make over two million RBCs every second…If we took them all out of our body and laid them side by side they would go around the earth at the equator four times. I wonder if God paused when deciding to create red blood cells, realizing that His Son would die by shedding them. How much blood did Christ actually shed? We have no way of knowing. But without a doubt, He shed at least one red blood cell for every human who ever lived.” “We have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins” (Eph 1:7). “Whom God has set forth to be a propitiation through faith in His blood” (Rom 3:25). “Being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him” (5:9). Remember you’re blood-bought today!

 

Today’s Reading: Genesis 16-18 Memorize: Deuteronomy 32:29