The Divine Son - Lamb of God

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Part of our day should be used to meditate upon the Lamb of God and behold him in our imaginations and in our hearts.

John the Baptist upon first seeing Jesus coming to his baptism declared the essential message of the New Testament. God is not going to ask us to pay for our sins, but instead he will provide a lamb.

The next day he saw Jesus coming to him, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! (John 1:29)

When the text says that he is the one who takes away the sin of the world, it is saying two things. First, he deals with the issue of wrongdoing by dying for our wrongdoing. Second, the punishment for our wrongdoing is carried away by him. The word “behold” means to take a careful look at. It is a command. Part of our day, it can be a short or long part, should be used to meditate upon this Lamb of God and behold him in our imaginations and hearts. For the more we recognize that the Almighty God has permitted himself to become a defenseless lamb for us, the more our love will deepen for him. 

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