In 1 Peter 1:19 the word used for precious (the Greek word Timios) is used for describing precious stones and metal. Christ’s blood is the most precious thing in God’s sight. This should change our view of what we consider precious. Considering that we place a high value on precious silver and gold, the verse prior says in reference to silver and gold that those are perishable things, meaning they are worthless in comparison to Jesus’ blood.
In the time when 1 Peter was written, he “lamb without blemish or spot” referred to the understanding of the Passover lamb. The lamb that was to be sacrificed was to be perfect. Passover is one of the Moeds or appointed times that God said we should practice. They were appointments with God as a sort of dress-rehearsal for things to come. Jesus was sacrificed on Passover and fulfilled Scripture and the Moed that the Israelites practiced for centuries prior.
Our salvation was bought at a high price, something far higher in value than anything on this earth, the blood of God incarnate.
Thank you Lord for paying for my sin with such a high high HIGH price, your own blood. It is something to really consider and ruminate on: Jesus’ blood. I do not think I or anyone for that matter living on this earth at this moment truly understands the full weight of what that means. Because it is precious in God’s eyes that means it is truly truly precious and far more valuable than we understand. It is like trying to understand that even our good deeds are like dirty rags. None are good, no not one.
1 Peter 1:19 ESV
but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.