His Blood Be on Us

Yesterday I wrote about how Caiaphas unwittingly prophesied that Jesus would die so that people could be saved. Another prophecy that was uttered unbeknownst to the speakers is found in Matthew’s gospel, where Pilate is trying to resist the Jews as they pressured him to sentence Jesus to death. “When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. ‘I am innocent of this man’s blood,’ he said. ‘It is your responsibility!’ All the people answered, ‘His blood is on us and on our children!’” (Matt.27:24-25).

Little did they know how true their words were! The blood of Jesus is on all of us, one way or the other. Since we are all sinners, in a sense we are the cause of his death, because that is what was necessary to pay for our sins. The blood of Jesus is on every human being.

However, the blood of Jesus is on believers in a different sense. It is his blood that covers our sins and saves us from the wrath of God. His precious blood redeems us.

One way or another, the blood of Jesus is on us all. I hope that his blood is on you in a good way!

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