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Practical Training for encouragement at times of Pain
First practice: trust in the Divine redemption
“Precious Blood”

“knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot” (1 Peter 1:18,19).

Yes we are dealing with our Awesome and Great God Who is not partial to faces and Who deals with us according to each one’s work; however we must not forget that this God has redeemed us, not with corruptible things like silver or gold but with His precious blood. “For the redemption of their souls is costly” ( Psalm 49:8).

A believer who realizes and experiences the impact of redemption, and who trusts that God who loved us while we were still sinners and gave his only begotten son for us, will surely care in the details of our life and look for our needs after we became his children justified by His son’s blood. “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life” (Romans 5:8-10).

What comforts us when we are in pain and are suffering amid troubles, difficulties and fears of earthquakes, diseases, starvations, persecutions and others, is our redemption by Jesus Christ precious blood.

The houses of the people of God were never better or stronger than the Egyptians’; it’s the contrary; they might be smaller, weaker and poorer; They did not have any reassurance of force or power or any tangible thing, but what comforted them was the Promise “I see the blood and pass over you.” “Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt” (Exodus 12:13).

The reason behind our living in Peace amid the sufferings of the present time is not the promise ”the plague shall not be on you” but “ the plague shall not be on you to destroy”; yes there are many plagues in the believer’s life because the scripture says: many are the afflictions of the righteous but the Lord delivers him out of them all. We might be in pain and suffer, but we still live in peace amid sufferings.

What is the thing that worries people the most?! It’s death. But we are reassured in this point as death does not scare us. “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do” (Luke 12:4). For Jesus death and redemption has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light.

Brother, anyone who is reassured based on the bloodshed, death will no longer be a matter of loss or end for him but he can say “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21).

Magdy Samuel

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