Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | September 29, 2015

“Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.”

Today’s Scripture comes from 1 Chronicles 21:18-30.  Here is a link to this Scripture – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Chronicles+21&version=NASB

I quote only the following verses.

“18 Then the angel of the Lord commanded Gad to say to David, that David should go up and build an altar to the Lord on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.  19 So David went up at the word of Gad, which he spoke in the name of the Lord.  20 Now Ornan turned back and saw the angel, and his four sons who were with him hid themselves.  And Ornan was threshing wheat.  21 As David came to Ornan, Ornan looked and saw David, and went out from the threshing floor and prostrated himself before David with his face to the ground. 22 Then David said to Ornan, “Give me the site of this threshing floor, that I may build on it an altar to the Lord;  for the full price you shall give it to me, that the plague may be restrained from the people.”  23 Ornan said to David, “Take it for yourself; and let my lord the king do what is good in his sight.  See, I will give the oxen for burnt offerings and the threshing sledges for wood and the wheat for the grain offering;  I will give it all.”  24 But King David said to Ornan, “No, but I will surely buy it for the full price;  for I will not take what is yours for the Lord, or offer a burnt offering which costs me nothing.”  25 So David gave Ornan 600 shekels of gold by weight for the site.  26 Then David built an altar to the Lord there and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings.  And he called to the Lord and He answered him with fire from heaven on the altar of burnt offering.  27 The Lord commanded the angel, and he put his sword back in its sheath.”  1 Chronicles 21:18-27.

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David paid the full price for his offering, and it points us to Christ Who also paid the full price of His offering.

The full price for David’s offering was 600 shekels of gold.  But, the full price for Christ’s offering was infinitely more valuable, His precious blood:  “knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.”  1 Peter 1:18-19.

The result of the David’s offering was:  “The Lord commanded the angel, and he put his sword back in its sheath.”  Verse 27.

The result of Christ’s offering was:  “Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.”  Romans 5:9.  “For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified.”  Hebrews 10:14.

Article 8.  For this was the sovereign counsel, and most gracious will and purpose of God the Father, that the quickening and saving efficacy of the most precious death of his Son should extend to all the elect, for bestowing upon them alone the gift of justifying faith, thereby to bring them infallibly to salvation:  that is, it was the will of God, that Christ by the blood of the cross, whereby he confirmed the new covenant, should effectually redeem out of every people, tribe, nation, and language, all those, and those only, who were from eternity chosen to salvation, and given to him by the Father;  that he should confer upon them faith, which together with all the other saving gifts of the Holy Spirit, he purchased for them by his death;  should purge them from all sin, both original and actual, whether committed before or after believing;  and having faithfully preserved them even to the end, should at last bring them free from every spot and blemish to the enjoyment of glory in his own presence forever.  SECOND HEAD OF DOCTRINE Of the Death of Christ, and the Redemption of Men Thereby of the Canons of Dordt.

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