February 05, 2021

Day by Day with Martin Luther

Read: Exodus 21:22-27:21 Matthew 24:1-25:30 Proverbs 7:6-8:11

“The Lamb’s Mission”

“For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
[2nd Corinthians 5:21]

It is laudable and good to comply with the Commandments of God. By doing so, we abstain from outward sin in the world. But it is futile to try to expunge sin before God through the Law. The one thing that is effective in this respect is spoken of here: “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” Everything centers in Christ – therefore a Christian must adhere to this verse with simplicity of heart, and not let anyone rob him of it. Then he will be aware of the blindness of all the heathen, and of the godless, who themselves want to render satisfaction with pilgrimages and with good works. The Holy Scripture declares that the sin of the world lies on Christ, the Lamb of God. He steps forth, and the guilt of all sin was placed upon Him. This was the Lamb’s sacrifice, His mission, His function.

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