Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
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))
Are we like John was in that we can recognize Jesus for who He is? Can we confidently proclaim that Jesus is the Lamb of God? Can we confidently proclaim that Jesus can take away the sin of the world? Can we confidently proclaim that He has taken away our sin?
We think that John had an insight into God’s heart because of the things that God sent him to proclaim. I don’t doubt this at all.
What I do doubt is us!
We have written records of the things that Jesus has done, yet, we fail to recognize the power that He had. We have written records of the lineage and the prophesies concerning Him, yet, we fail to recognize the authority that He possesses. Our society has taken the power of His life, death and resurrection and watered it down so much that many believe that there is no power in the name of Jesus. Many believe that he was just a man. Sadly, too many believe that what He taught and came to do means condemnation and hate. In our society where love has grown to mean complete acceptance of everything about a person, this view of Jesus must be countered by the truth.
There is no other name that can save us!
There is no other name that can cleanse us!
There is no other name that has the power to reconcile us to God!
Only Jesus can take our sins and wash us white as snow. And no, this is not a racist remark. God’s grace and mercy are available to everyone regardless of the color of your skin or the amount of sin in your life.
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
(Romans 3:23 (NIV))
There is no such thing as a sinless person. There is no such thing as earning salvation through your works. There is no such thing as entering heaven in your sinful state. The price had to be paid to take away our sin. There had to be a sacrifice to settle the score. Humanity sinned. It required a perfect human to redeem us. It required a spotless lamb – the Lamb of God.
Contrary to what society says, the Lamb of God is Jesus!
Contrary to what false religions claim, the Lamb of God is Jesus!
Do you proclaim His glorious name?
Copyright 1998 – 2014 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
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