“We pay our debts in business dealings because we have to; we give gifts to our loved ones because we want to. It was not law but love that lay behind the sacrifice of Christ.” – B.F. Wescott
Why blood? The entire bible is filled with blood. Blood is one of the main features of the language of divine covenant, both old and new. So, why does God care so much about blood?
In today’s reading from Isaiah 25, we learn about God’s great feast on the mountaintop, where all is revealed and death is utterly and finally destroyed. Some say this is a prophecy of the “end times” (whatever that is). I believe this is a allusion to salvation through Christ, or his crucifixion, not the “end times”. I believe this “great feast” has already occurred, over two thousand years ago…
Bible Readings for Wednesday March 2nd, 2011 – The 8th Week of Epiphany *Click on each bible passage to expand the text. Psalm 104 1. Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, you are very great. You are clothed with honor and majesty, 2. wrapped in light as with a garment. You [...]