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“And he looked at Jesus as He walked, and *said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” (John 1:36, NASB)

“When John first announced Christ as the Lamb of God, he added: “which taketh away the sin of the world” (verse 29), thus emphasizing His redeeming work. The second time he did so, however, he simply said, “Behold the Lamb of God!” Here the accent was not so much on the work as the Person. Real appreciation means that people are precious to us for their own sakes. We come to love them more for what they mean than for what they have done. So it should be with our appreciation of Christ. We thank the Lord for His gifts, but we praise Him for His worth. Christ on the Cross calls forth from us our amazed thanksgiving; Christ on the throne our praise. We behold what He has done and we are profoundly grateful; we behold who He is and we adore.”


(from A Table in the Wilderness, by Watchman Nee, December 7th


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