Tuesday, February 01, 2011

February 1, 2011 – Leviticus 17

This made me think of 2 things.  First, if the Jewish people were so against anything dealing with blood, that must have made Christ teaching about drinking His blood all the more troubling to believe.  Jesus said to them, "Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. John 6:53.  They do stuff with the blood of the sacrifices, but they are never to consume it, so Christ was really changing things. 

The second thing I was thinking about is how it describes what blood it. verse 11 -  Since the life of a living body is in its blood.  Think about that the next time you go up to receive the chalice.  I know that this is Christ body and blood, but think about that Christ life is in the blood.  Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity is what we are taught, but to understand that it is also His life in the blood.  That life we receive so that it can live inside us.  Not only is it blood, but living blood, the living blood of Christ that contains Christ life.  I just thought that description of life being contained in the blood is something to think about the next time you receive.   

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