From My Devotions

The Light of the World & The Lamb of God

Hello and Happy Sunday! We’ve got a lot to cover today with the letter L, including Love and the Lamb of God. So let’s get right to it!

Lamb

In the Old Testament times, lambs were used as sacrifices for sin. Jesus, the Lamb of God, was our Lamb, our Sacrifice, that was offered for us, so we could be forgiven for our sins.

Isaiah 53:6-7

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

John 1:29

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

Revelation 5:11-13

And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;

Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.

And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.

Light of the World

John 8:12

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

The world is dark with sin and wickedness, but Jesus came to bring light, to be the Light of the World.

Listener

God is always listening to us. We never have to worry that His attention is elsewhere so that He won’t be able to hear us. Whenever we pray, we can know that God hears, and He will answer as He sees best.

Lamb of God

1 Peter 3:12

For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

1 John 5:14

And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:

Lord of Lords

Deuteronomy 10:17

For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:

1Timothy 6:14-16

That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:

Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

Love

God doesn’t just love us; He is Love. All true love comes from Him, just as all truth is found in Him.

1 John 4:16-19

And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

We love him, because he first loved us.

I’m so thankful for God’s love for me. What are you thankful for today?

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