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"Thy Word Have I Hid In Mine Heart..." Psalm 119 : 11

The Precious Blood

Ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, . . . but with the precious blood of Christ.
I PETER 1:18, 19
16th August
Andrew Murray
Its value it eternal, its worth is infinite, its energy is omnipotent, its sufficiency is everlasting.
Hugh Brown as a young man on the threshold of his ministry read these words in an old volume in his library: The blood must stand out in solitary splendour. He determined to make that the basis of his ministry as he set out to witness for the Lord.

The blood stands out in solitary splendour in this chapter. There are three incorruptible things mentioned, and they are all in heaven. In verse 4 the incorruptible inheritance is in heaven; in verse 23 the incorruptible Book is settled in heaven; and in verses 18-19 the incorruptible blood is likewise in heaven. Who can speak highly enough of this precious, incorruptible, living blood of Christ?

It is invaluable blood; it is precious. The value of the blood resides in the value of the Person to whom it belongs. Who can value the unique Person of the God-Man? The blood of Christ is the blood of incarnate deity. Thus the Holy Spirit estimates the value of Christs blood not only according to His sinless humanity, but according to His divine nature. He speaks of the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood (Acts 20:28).

It is impeccable blood, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot (I Pet. 1:19). In order to ensure the purity of the blood, God wrought the miracle of the virgin birth. How inscrutable was the wisdom of God in producing Christs true humanity while safeguarding the purity of His blood! Let us constantly make much of the blood and praise God for its efficiency to save and to cleanse.