'The' Innocent Blood

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I was reading through Matthew 27 yesterday morning and came across something that I found quite interesting in the account of Judas returning the 30 pieces of silver to the chief preists and elders. This payment, was of course, paid to Judas in return for him betraying our Saviour the Lord Jesus Christ.

Matthew 27:4 reads;

Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.

What struck me in this verse, as I read it, is the word 'the'  before the word 'innocent' making 'the innocent blood' singular, a one off and unique. Somebody naturally speaking would state 'I have betrayed innocent blood', this verse to me highlights the importance of the blood shed for me at Calvary's cross.

Every person that has ever walked this earth; you, me, mother Teresa or Adolf Hitler is a 'sinner' and is 'guilty' before a holy God of breaking His commandments.The Lord Jesus Christ is the only person that has ever lived who has ever had totally 'innocent blood' coursing through His veins.


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