The cup represents Christ’s shed blood and the new covenant God has made with humanity. The blood from the Passover lamb was sprinkled on the doorposts of the Hebrews in Egypt. This was symbolic of the fact that God would not bring the judgment on his people, which he was bringing to others. In the same way, the blood of Christ has delivered us from judgment. When we receive God’s gracious gift of forgiveness of sin through Christ’s shed blood we are no longer under condemnation. We pass from death unto life. We enter into the new covenant with God – a covenant of grace and mercy. Even though we may still fail God from time to time, we are clothed in Christ’s mercy; and as 1 John 1:9 tells us, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness." Now go forward in the joy of repentance from sin and faith in Him who freely offers a gift we do not deserve and paid a debt we cannot possibly repay.
1. What is stopping me from fully accepting Christ’s atoning gift?
2. What can I do to show my love and appreciation for Christ’s sacrifice for me?
Challenge: Strive to be Christ’s light in the world, letting your light so shine before others, that they may see your good works and glorify the Father.
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