Behold the Lamb of God
John 1:29 - The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
John the Baptist who was an official announcer for Jesus introduced Him to the world he used the title 'Lamb of God'.
Why Jesus is called the Lamb of God and not any other animal of God? There were many other animals which were also sacrificed like goats, cows, ox etc...
In the Bible all animals are symbolic to the character and physical being. The lamb is a small one of the sheepfold and is covered with wool which is mostly white, all over the body. It is a very timid animal.
Before He came as man - Jesus, He was God - the Son of God. By whom and for whom all creation is made. This very same Being who's power is beyond man's imagination, humbled Himself, taking the greatest risk and became man and a living sacrifice for all mankind.
There are people who enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and some who really nail and whip themselves to experience the suffering or testify the pain. How can any man do that? Firstly the Bible does not give total detail of the suffering Jesus went through. What is given in the Old Testament is just a part of what He suffered.
Even if any man humbles himself, becomes an ant and allows others to crush him, yet he will not match what God who is omnipotent did as Jesus.
He became man to be King of all mankind and on the cross forget being a King; He looked like the greatest failure. As man He also took the greatest risk, since He is God who is Holy, if any sin had entered Him as man, it could have destroyed everything. Therefore the Lamb is white and covered with wool - which symbolizes grace He made available to all mankind.
So let each of us adore and give glory to the Lamb of God.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Father God, we thank You for your Son - Jesus. Who humbled Himself and became a living sacrifice for us eternally. Help us learn from Him as His Spirit leads us every moment of our life. This we ask in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.
11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
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