The sprinkled blood that speaks of something better than Abel’s does. — Heb 12:24 NET
“Look, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”—The Lamb who was killed.—For the blood of bulls and goats cannot take away sins. So when he came into the world, he said, "Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me. By his will we have been made holy through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
But Abel brought some of the firstborn of his flock – even the fattest of them. And the Lord was pleased with Abel and his offering.—Christ also loved us and gave himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God.
Let us draw near with a sincere heart in the assurance that faith brings, because we have had our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed in pure water.—Therefore, brothers and sisters, … we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus.
John 1:29, Rev 13:8, Heb 10:4-5, Heb 10:10, Gen 4:4, Eph 5:2, Heb 10:22, Heb 10:19
Who can really fathom the intensity of your anger? — Ps 90:11 NET
Now from noon until three, darkness came over all the land. At about three o’clock Jesus shouted with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”—The Lord caused the sin of all of us to attack him.
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.—Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.—Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us.
God has sent his one and only Son into the world so that we may live through him. In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.—So that he would be just and the justifier of the one who lives because of Jesus’ faithfulness.
Matt 27:45-46, Isa 53:6, Rom 8:1, Rom 5:1, Gal 3:13, 1 John 4:9-10, Rom 3:26
Daily Light on the Daily Path - February 23
Public domain content taken from Daily Light on the Daily Path by Samuel Bagster.