God’s Lamb

“He was the true Lamb which Abraham told Isaac at Moriah [that] God would provide.

He was the true Lamb to which every morning and evening sacrifice in the temple daily pointed.

He was the Lamb which Isaiah had prophesied, that He would be ‘brought to the slaughter.’

He was the true Lamb of which the passover lamb in Egypt had been a vivid type.

In short, He was the great propitiation for sin which God had covenanted from all eternity to send to the world.

He was God’s Lamb.

Let us serve Him as our Master. Let us obey Him loyally as our King. Let us study His teaching as our Prophet. Let us walk diligently after Him as our Example. Let us look anxiously for Him as our coming Redeemer of body as well as our soul.

But above all, let us prize Him as our sacrifice, and rest our whole weight on His death as an atonement for sin. Let His precious blood be more precious in our eyes every year we live.

Whatever else we glory in about Christ, let us glory above all things in His cross. This is the corner-stone, this is the citadel, this is the rule of true Christian theology. We know nothing about Christ, until we see Him with John the Baptist’s eyes, and can rejoice in Him as ‘the Lamb that was slain.’ ”

~J. C. Ryle from Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

“The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and said, ‘Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!'”

~John 1:29 (ESV)