In the economy of God, the devil wound up being sin’s paymaster. Death is the paycheck for sin. But let us move on to a refinement of terms. Instead of being paid wages, let us think about the payment of fines.
The purchase of blood is Christianity 101, a foundational truth of our faith that we need to understand. If you have been in the faith for a long time, you might not find much new here. But it would grieve me not to remind you of these things. And as we proceed, you may find that your foundation could use some shoring up.
Not only did He make blood in such a way that it could transmit atonement; He also made it so that it could transmit sin. Acts 17:26 says that God “made of one blood all nations of men.” Technically speaking, mankind is a singular race. We all come from the one man Adam. Even the woman came from Adam’s blood.