The heart is a precious tool within the human body. It is the function that gives life to other parts of the body. The body lives when the heart is beating. The brain may be dead, but the body is still considered living when the heart is beating. The heart is so central to the functioning of the body that life is unable to be sustained when this instrument is not functioning. I need my heart to continue to beat to sustain my life. The heart needs protection. God saw fit to give the rib cage as a barrier for the heart. God saw fit to give muscle, tissue, and skin to protect this vital organ. He knew that without the protection it would not function. Not only is it given outer skin, but inner skin to protect its walls. The heart is vital.
Not only is my physical heart so precious to the functioning of my life, but also it is the blood that it pumps throughout my body that gives life to other parts of my body. There is life in the blood (Lev. 17:14). Without the blood I cease to exist and lose everything.
Jesus Christ shed his blood for the believer. Jesus Christ shed his life for the believer. Jesus Christ gave up the land of the living to redeem his sons and daughters. Jesus Christ rose from the dead. It is his death and resurrection that assures us the same. For it is appointed unto man once to die and then the judgment. The believer’s judgment is like the noonday because of the bloodshed upon the cross and our participation in believing through faith we are saved from hell and damnation. Do Not Forget!