Precious possessions, what do you own, it’s really precious to you? It may be precious because it is truly a value, for example, gold or diamonds. They are precious because of their rarity because of their durability.
But also things are precious because of the personal meaning that they have to us. And in Christ, we have some precious possessions. I want to share those with you over the next several days. Let me begin by talking to you today about the precious blood of Jesus that was shed for you and I.
The Bible says this in First Peter chapter one, verse 18, knowing that you were ransomed from the feudal ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish, or spot.
The blood of Jesus Christ is precious because it is rare. There is no other blood that could be shed, to bring us redemption. And that’s what Jesus did when he shed his blood on the cross so that you and I could be redeemed.
The Bible tells us in the book of Deuteronomy, chapter 15, verse 15, is speaking to Israel here he says, You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord God redeemed you.
The idea of redemption, then, is the release of somebody who’s in slavery or ransom for somebody who’s been captive. Jesus’ blood was the price that was paid so that you and I could be set free.
And I want you to remember that that blood is precious because only Jesus Christ was worthy to die for our sins, and then to shed his blood, that we might be able to be bought back to God. Sin brought us into bondage, but the blood of Jesus that precious blood sets us free.
Our salvation isn’t dependent on our abilities, but it has been paid for by the blood of Jesus. You possess in Jesus, His precious blood, claim it, and build your faith upon it.