- Jul 22, 2014
And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man. Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man. And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein." (Genesis 9:1-7).
God did not want man to shed the blood of another man because man was made in the image of God. However, God the Father loved us so much that He did not want to see us perish, though; So He sent His only begotten Son (Who is the image of the invisible God (Colossians 1:15)) to die in our place. Think about that. Jesus (Who is the image of the invisible God) died for you and me. He was willing to give up His life (To temporarily destroy His image) because He loves me. For we have redemption thru his blood and the forgiveness of sins (Colossians 1:14). His shed blood satisfied God the Father's justice or wrath against man's sin and murder.