Covered By The Lamb

Covered by the Lamb

Flocks of lambs frolic, bleat, and bleed their way through Scripture.

Old Testament fathers paint the doorframes with the blood of the first Passover lambs. Priests butcher lambs, following Moses’ instructions to the letter for sacrificial atonement.

Fast forward to the New Testament. A roughly clad figure in need of a haircut points a grubby finger at an unassuming man in his thirties, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.”

That same Lamb, bloody and beaten to a pulp, offers Himself on a splintered, Roman cross.

Time travel to the Book of Revelation. The same Lamb breaks seals and puts an end to the evil one.

But let’s flash back. To the beginning. As creation still shudders from the quake of the Fall, we read, “The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them” (Gen 3:21NIV).

Because God clothes Adam and Eve’s children the same way today:

  • Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.(Romans 13:14)
  • “So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.” (Galatians 3:26-27)
  • “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” (Colossians 3:12)
  • “All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, ‘God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.’” (1 Peter 5:5)

He covered us. Traded His innocence for our guilt. His righteousness for our unrighteousness.

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering.(Romans 8:1-3)

No condemnation. You’re covered.

Workout of the Week: Covered By The Lamb

Memory Verse: “The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them” Genesis 3:21NIV

Meditation Passage: “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering.”   Romans 8:1-3

Just Do It: Clothe yourself with the Lamb.