Pay attention to the sacred spaces you find yourself in. Keep them holy, for the Lord your God is holy!
The bloody mess of both the priestly ordination and the crucifixion show us the other side of Emmanuel.
We want our sin to be covered by his blood. It’s the only thing that can remove the stain of our sin.
Every Hebrew household would kill a lamb, drain its blood, and smear the blood around the doorframes of their homes. Death would pass over their homes that night. No one would die.
There is nothing like the life-giving water of Jesus to quench your soul’s thirst for his grace, either.
In our roles as spouses, parents and believers in the Lord, we must always apply God’s commands and promises to our own lives before we impose them on others.
Drops of blood on the ground where Jesus was flogged and where he was crucified testified to the power of God to save us. Travel arrangements, right? Because of that blood, we’ll get to go home, too.
Reuben answered them, “Did I not tell you not to sin against the boy? But you did not listen. So now there comes a reckoning for his blood” (Genesis 42:22). […]
You never know when that person you don’t like, can’t stand or even hate will be someone who will help you out someday.
When someone takes a life, from the unborn to a family next door to a hospital patient or an enemy in war, you are taking a swipe at God himself.
There may not be a chalk outline on the ground for each one of my sins. But God knows.
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