But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

1 Peter 1:19

Redemption is made possible by “blood.” This was not a life-for-life exchange between God and Satan; it was a “death for life” exchange. Someone had to die so that someone else might live. Blood had to be offered and no other element would have paid the price.

Our redemption came about through “precious blood.” The cleansing element of our soul’s sin was very costly. There is only one kind of blood like this. Because it is not easily obtained, it should be regarded as a precious commodity and therefore should be treated with reverence and care. This blood is not to be taken lightly or dismissed casually.

Our redemption was secured thanks to the “precious blood of Christ.” There was no man on earth capable of offering blood to the saving of his soul. None of our blood was precious enough, valuable enough, and perfect enough to satisfy God’s justice and free us from Satan’s captivity. Only His blood could do it.

Therefore, because we could not save ourselves, God sent His Son to become a Man in order to save us. And He shed that perfect blood to do just that.