“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29, NIV)
The awaited day has come. The formal hour of introduction has arrived. John the Baptist now introduces to the world, Jesus, saying, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”
Just as a lamb was chosen at Passover to be slaughtered at the deliverance of Israel from its bondage to Egypt; just as the lambs were chosen daily to be an offering for Israel’s worship at the Tabernacle; John introduces Jesus as the Lamb of God that delivers us from sin and makes it possible for us to approach God in worship!
Behold, my friend, the Lamb of God! He has come to take away your sins that you might approach God in worship! Behold the Lamb – his name is Jesus!
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