“Look and Live” (John 1:29)

Updated: Jan 30, 2018

“Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! (John 1:29) Bible Reading: John 1:29-34

How typical of John the Baptist – ever redirecting people’s gaze to the Saviour; ever pointing people to the One Whom it was all about, “the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

Many years before (Numbers 1:28), when the Israelites were bitten by poisonous snakes, God instructed Moses to place a bronze serpent up on a pole, and the message to the people was “anyone who is bitten can look at it and live.” Those poisoned by the venom of serpents could merely look and live!

John the Baptist directs the gaze of those affected by the poison of sin to the only One Who can save. The message echoes the one declared in the wilderness so many years before: “Look and Live!” Fix your gaze, not on the faltering foundation of good works but on the sure foundation, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Friend, where are your eyes fixed today? Look to the Lamb of God! Look to the Lamb of God! For He alone is able to save you; look to the Lamb of God!


Prayer: Father, thank you for the life you offer through your Son. Help always to keep my eyes fixed on Him.


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