C.H. Spurgeon: 'We see hands and feet and side, all pouring forth crimson streams of precious blood!'
"The precious blood of Christ!" 1 Peter 1:19
Standing at the foot of the cross, we see hands and feet and side, all pouring forth crimson streams of precious blood!
Christ's blood is precious because of its redeeming and atoning efficacy. By it, all the sins of all Christ's people are atoned for!
Christ's blood is also precious in its cleansing power. "The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin!" "Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow."
Through Jesus' blood, there is not a spot left upon any believer—no wrinkle nor any such thing remains. Oh, precious cleansing blood—which removes the stains of abundant iniquity, and allows us to stand accepted in the Beloved, notwithstanding the many ways in which we have rebelled against our God.
The blood of Christ is likewise precious in its preserving power. Under the sprinkled blood, we are safe from the destroying angel. Remember that it is God's seeing the blood, which is the true reason for our being spared. Here is comfort for us when the eye of faith is dim, for God's eye is still the same.
The blood of Christ is precious also in its sanctifying influence. The same blood that justifies by taking away sin—quickens the new nature and leads it onward to subdue sin and to follow out the commands of God.
There is no motive for holiness so great, as that which streams from the veins of Jesus!
Source: Spurgeon Treasures - Grace Gems