One of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and blood and water flowed out immediately. — John 19:34 NET
“This is the blood of the covenant that the Lord has made with you.”—“The life of every living thing is in the blood. So I myself have assigned it to you on the altar to make atonement for your lives.”—For the blood of bulls and goats cannot take away sins.
He said to them, “This is my blood, the blood of the covenant, that is poured out for many.”—He entered once for all into the most holy place not by the blood of goats and calves but by his own blood, and so he himself secured eternal redemption.—Making peace through the blood of his cross.
You know that… you were ransomed – not by perishable things like silver or gold, but by precious blood like that of an unblemished and spotless lamb, namely Christ… was manifested in these last times for your sake.
I will sprinkle you with pure water and you will be clean from all your impurities. I will purify you from all your idols.—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.
Exod 24:8, Lev 17:11, Heb 10:4, Mark 14:24, Heb 9:12, Col 1:20, 1 Pet 1:18-20, Ezek 36:25, Heb 10:22
(Amen.) — Matt 6:13 NET
“So be it! May the Lord God of my master the king confirm it!”—Whoever pronounces a blessing in the earth will do so in the name of the faithful God; whoever makes an oath in the earth will do so in the name of the faithful God.
When God made his promise to Abraham, since he could swear by no one greater, he swore by himself,… For people swear by something greater than themselves, and the oath serves as a confirmation to end all dispute. In the same way God wanted to demonstrate more clearly to the heirs of the promise that his purpose was unchangeable, and so he intervened with an oath, so that we who have found refuge in him may find strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us through two unchangeable things, since it is impossible for God to lie.
“This is the solemn pronouncement of the Amen, the faithful and true witness.”—For every one of God’s promises are “Yes” in him; therefore also through him the “Amen” is spoken, to the glory we give to God.
The Lord God, the God of Israel, deserves praise! He alone accomplishes amazing things! His glorious name deserves praise forevermore!… We agree! We agree!
1 Kgs 1:36, Isa 65:16, Heb 6:13, Heb 6:16-18, Rev 3:14, 2 Cor 1:20, Ps 72:18-19
Daily Light on the Daily Path - October 18
Public domain content taken from Daily Light on the Daily Path by Samuel Bagster.