Friday, March 8, 2019

John 1:29, 36, Revelations 5:6a NIV 2011

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God.”

Then I saw a Lamb.

Jesus came to save sinners. John described Jesus as a lamb. One commentator wrote, “It may be that John chose the unique way of referring to Jesus’ mission to point both to the sacrificial offering that Jesus would become and to his subsequent conquest of all evil powers – the two ways by which he takes away the sin of the world.” 1 John 2:2a, “He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins.” John painted the picture Isaiah painted of a sacrificial lamb slain. Isaiah 53:7, “he was led like a lamb to the slaughter.” Jesus is the Lamb of God.

Six weeks from today will be Good Friday, the day Jesus was crucified on the cross. After sin entered the world through Adam and Eve, God provided this way for us to be reconciled through the final sacrificial Lamb, Jesus. Romans 3:25, “God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood.” I learned in Romans 3:25 that Jesus’ blood atoned for my sins. I didn’t deserve His covering but by God’s grace I received it at salvation. Jesus, the Lamb of God, daily saves sinners.

Why did God send His Lamb?

The Lamb’s saved sinners,

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