Y'all know I'm all about Finding Joy these days. I'm continually looking for new ways of thinking and creating opportunities that bring more joy into my life. I found joy in an unlikely place today – hidden like buried treasure in Leviticus.
Check out Leviticus 8:30 -
“Then Moses took some of the anointing oil and some of the blood from the altar and sprinkled them on Aaron and his garments and on his sons and their garments. So he consecrated Aaron and his garments and his sons and their garments.”
As much as I would love to expound on this verse, I know I would lose most of you, so I'll keep it short and sweet.
Think about this – Moses sprinkled BLOOD on Aaron and his son's clothing. It wouldn't have been any less gross then than that it would be today. Every time they saw the blood stains on their clothes, they were reminded that it required the death of something innocent for them to be forgiven. Others would have seen it, too. Imagine how awful it would have been for Aaron and his sons to walk around with blood-stained clothing yet behaving like someone who didn't know God.
You see where I'm going with this, don't you?
If you are a believer and follower of Jesus Christ, then you have been sprinkled with His blood for your forgiveness. You can't see the blood with your naked eye, but its visible in the spiritual realm. Question is, are you and I living in such a way that it's evident in the physical realm? In other words, are we consciously aware that we are walking around with the blood of Jesus on us? What difference does it make in our lives? Is it noticeable to others that we have been consecrated/set apart by His blood?
It's not a theoretical question. For Christians, it's literal. It required the literal blood of Jesus to forgive you and me of our sins. When we accept His sacrifice by faith, we're blood-stained.
What difference would it make in your life and mine, if we looked at ourselves with spiritual eyes and saw the sprinkled blood of the Lamb on us every day?
For starters, it sure would bring the joy of His salvation, wouldn't it?
Let's live like we know we've got blood stained clothes on today.