Romans 5:9, “Much more, then, having now been justified by His blood we will be saved through Him from judgment.”
Blood is a strange thing to talk about these days. It’s not normally the conversation being had at the dinner table. However, its significance in the biblical narrative cannot be underestimated. In the Old Testament, blood was given for the forgiveness of sins. Animals were slaughtered and sacrificed on behalf of the people. In fact, Hebrews 9:22 says this, “And according to the Law, one may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.”
We find out in the New Testament that these animal sacrifices were simply a foreshadowing of what was to come through Jesus Christ. Paul says here that Christ’s blood is the blood that saves us and we can be assured of this. The word for “having been justified” is obviously in the past tense. It has happened. It is finished! Because of the blood of Christ being shed for our sins, we can look forward, knowing that we will be saved from the wrath of God’s judgment.
Why not tell someone today?