Genesis 26:1-35; Job 32:1-33:33; Matthew 13:44-14:12
Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth. Isaiah 42:1a
In the Old Testament, Israel offered many innocent, unwilling lambs as sacrifices for their sins. God took no delight in them because they could only cover sin. But at Calvary, God’s chosen Lamb willingly went and offered Himself. God delighted in His Son’s perfection, taking pleasure in the sweet aroma of His devotional sacrifice. He joyfully accepted His Son’s once and for all sin offering that completely removes our sins and even their remembrance. —George Ferrier
Not all the blood of beasts, on Jewish altars slain,
Could give the guilty conscience peace, or wash away its stain.
But Christ, the heavenly Lamb, takes all our sins away;
A sacrifice of nobler name, and richer blood than they. —Isaac Watts