1 Peter 1:17-21
And if you call on the Father, who without respect of persons judges according to every man's work…
I. ESTIMATE IT IN ITS ADAPTATION TO ALL THE WANTS OF MAN, AND ITS ANSWERABLENESS TO ALL THE PROPERTIES OF GOD.
II. ESTIMATE THE PRECIOUSNESS OF THIS BLOOD BY ITS INTRINSIC MERIT.
1. The first circumstance prominent in this description of our Saviour's sacrifice, is that it is a direct oblation to God.
2. And this oblation of Himself to God contained an ample recognition of the authority of God's law, and of His right to punish transgressors.
3. Another circumstance prominent in the description of the Saviour's sacrifice is the intelligence and voluntariness of the victim.
4. Another circumstance — one which we believe was prefigured by the sacrifices under the law, and one which substantiates the sacrifice of Christ to have been a proper sacrifice — is that He was an unblemished victim.
III. Compute the value of this precious blood WITH REFERENCE TO THE PERSONAL VALUE OF THE SAVIOUR.
IV. CONSIDER THE VALUE ATTACHED TO THIS BLOOD BY THE FATHER.
1. We might illustrate this by many tokens and testimonies of His complacency towards His Son, before His sufferings and death.
2. Consider as another illustration of the preciousness of Christ's blood, either in life or death, to the Father, the personal compensation He awarded to Him for His sufferings.
V. And need I remind you of the IMMENSE GOOD THIS BLOOD IS THE MEANS OF PROCURING TO MANKIND, to say nothing of the lower orders of the creation, as a further illustration of this subject.
VI. By way of application, let us see WHETHER THIS BLOOD BE NOT PRECIOUS TO EVERY RIGHTLY AFFECTED HUMAN HEART. Mark its efficacy and power over every class of sinners, who are resting upon its sovereign influence through the power of the Holy Spirit. "To you He is precious."
(W. M. Bunting.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear: