The Lamb of God for Sinners Slain!

Featuring Dennis Jernigan Posted on April 27, 2010


I once heard a teacher talk about how we as a people often compare our sins, deeming some as more abhorrent than others. The only problem is that ‘all we like sheep have gone astray’. His example included a comparison of sheep in a field of green grass. Some sheep, indeed, did appear dirtier than others…until the snow began to fall. With the clean, pure whiteness surrounding them, every single sheep was very obviously as dirty and soiled as the next. When we begin to compare our sins with others and decide ours are not quite as bad as theirs, we effectively excuse away our own willful choices. How do we remedy that? We, as sheep, must compare ourselves to the pure, spotless purity of the Lamb of God. Just as with a herd of sheep in a field of snow, our sin becomes glaringly apparent. 

Are there any areas of your life where you have excused a thought or choice or behavior or an attitude as less sinful than the next person’s, thus relegating it to an acceptable status? What would standing next to Jesus look like with you clothed in that sin? 

All of us like sheep have gone astray, 

Each of us has turned to his own way; 

But the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all 

To fall on Him. 

He was oppressed and He was afflicted, 

Yet He did not open His mouth; 

Like a lamb that is led to slaughter, 

And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, 

So He did not open His mouth. 

Isaiah 53:6-7 NASB 

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