Read Genesis 9:7–17.
One time in history, God judged the world through a flood. Once the deed was done, He made His commitment to Noah that His judgment in that way was finished. He flooded the earth once and for all. In one sense, the water was a source of death and judgment. But in Noah’s case, the Scriptures say that Noah and his family were saved by water (1 Peter 3:20).
Similarly, the cross of Christ was a one-time thing. To many, the cross is a source of death and judgment. To us, it is the source of life and salvation.
For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
Read Hebrews 7:26–28; 9:11–12; 10:10–18.
God’s promise is that this was a one-time thing to cleanse the earth and save the righteous.
The Lord calls us around His table. As we gather, He commands us, “Do this in remembrance of Me” (1 Cor. 11:25). As I consider the great invitation to share in the blood and body of the Lord, I also share these thoughts with you. Perhaps, they will help you reflect.
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