Sunday, May 11, 2014
Gathering in Christ
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”
At the outset of our Lord’s public ministry, He accepted His vocation, which was “to take away the sin of the world.” We must never forget that John’s baptism was a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins, and that was the baptism with which Jesus was baptized. Right through to the end, our Lord was identified with that one thing -- that is, sin. [Sin is not an act, but a hereditary disposition.]
“Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” These were almost the first words John the Baptist spoke about Jesus. Almost the last words Jesus spoke were to a criminal, saying, “Today you will be with Me in Paradise.” The last possible reach of faith is the cry of a sinner who begins to realize that God can save him. As soon as he cries out to God, he will find the marvel of Jesus Christ’s salvation wrought in his personal experience.
Excerpts from Oswald Chambers
Daily Devotional Bible, Reading 131 (5/11)
From Bringing Sons Unto Glory
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