“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
“Where is the lamb for a burnt offering?”
This was the question Isaac asked Abraham as they walked to Moriah in order for Abraham to offer Isaac as a burnt offering.
Abraham responded, “God will provide the lamb for a burnt offering.”
In our case, Jesus is the Lamb that God has provided.
Abraham (man) did not have to sacrifice his only son, because God chose to sacrifice His son to atone for our sins.
Because of this, we no longer have to live in anxiety laboring to justify our existence. We are justified in Christ, the perfect, spotless Lamb of God who took away and continues to take away our individual sins and the collective sin of the world.
God, our Father, I pray that you will work deep into my being the truth that I no longer have to labor for my salvation, but that I can find rest knowing my identity is in the Lamb of God. Give me an understanding of the depth of the sacrifice that was made to atone for my sin so that I may fall more in love with You and grasp who I truly are in Christ…Amen.