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Jesus’ Blood

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February 12, 2024 7:00 pm

Jesus’ Blood

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February 12, 2024 7:00 pm

The color red doesn’t always naturally occur in the things we make. How do you put the vibrant color of an apple into a T-shirt or lipstick? In early times, the red pigment was made from clay or red rocks. In the 1400s, the Aztecs invented a way of using cochineal insects to make red dye. Today, those same tiny insects supply the world with red.

In the Bible, red denotes royalty, and it also signifies sin and shame. Further, it’s the color of blood. When soldiers “stripped [Jesus] and put a scarlet robe on him” (Matthew 27:28), these three symbolisms merged into one heart-breaking image of red: Jesus was ridiculed as would-be royalty, He was cloaked in shame, and He was robed in the color of the blood He would soon shed. But Isaiah’s words foretell the promise of this crimsoned Jesus to deliver us from the red that stains us: “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow” (1:18).

One other thing about those cochineal insects used for red dye—they are actually milky white on the outside. Only when they are crushed do they release their red blood. That little fact echoes for us other words from Isaiah: “[Jesus] was crushed for our iniquities” (Isaiah 53:5).

Perhaps this is a good time to ponder the place of Jesus in your life. He who knew no sin is here to save us who are red with sin. You see, in His crushing death, Jesus endured a whole lot of red so you could be white as snow.

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Hey, welcome to today's encouragement from your friends at Our Daily Bread. The reading for today titled Jesus' Blood was written by Kenneth Peterson. The color red doesn't always naturally occur in the things we make. How do you put the vibrant color of an apple into a t-shirt or lipstick? In early times, the red pigment was made from clay or red rocks. In the 1400s, the Aztecs invented a way of using cochineal insects to make red dye.

Today, those same tiny insects supply the world with red. In the Bible, red denotes royalty, and it also signifies sin and shame. Further, it's the color of blood. When soldiers strip Jesus and put a scarlet robe on him, these three symbolisms merged into one heartbreaking image of red.

Jesus was ridiculed as would-be royalty. He was cloaked in shame, and he was robed in the color of the blood he would soon shed. But Isaiah's words foretell the promise of this crimson Jesus to deliver us from the red that stains us. Isaiah 1.18 says, Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.

One other thing about those cochineal insects used for red dye, they are actually milky white on the outside. Only when they are crushed do they release their red blood. That little fact echoes for us other words from Isaiah 53.5. Jesus was crushed for our iniquities. Jesus, who knew no sin, is here to save us who are red with sin.

You see, in his crushing death, Jesus endured a whole lot of red so you could be white as snow. Today's Our Daily Bread devotional scripture reading is from Isaiah chapter 1 verses 15-20. When you spread out your hands in prayer, I hide my eyes from you. Even when you offer many prayers, I am not listening.

Your hands are full of blood. Wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight. Stop doing wrong.

Learn to do right. Seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless.

Plead the case of the widow. Come now, let us settle the matter, says the Lord. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow. Though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land. But if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken. Let us pray.
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