We have spent quite a bit of time exploring what it means for Jesus to be called the “Lamb of God” (John 1:29). But one question needs to be answered. If Jesus is “the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world,” including our sin, what is our natural, spiritual, and reasonable response to Him? In other words, what do we give Jesus in exchange for what He has given us? Or, what gift or sacrifice is worthy of His gift and sacrifice? What is our worthy response to the Lamb of God? And why is that even important?
In Romans 12:1, we find what the “reasonable, natural, and spiritual” response is to the Lamb of God. And it is based, not on the fear of judgment or condemnation, but the joy of His mercy. Consider these words:
I beseech (urge, beg) you therefore, brethren, by the (what) mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. (Romans 12:1)
But how is that done? In practical terms, how do we present ourselves to Him as a living sacrifice?
What is Our Response to the Lamb of God?
The key to an overabundant spiritual life is not doing, but being. In essence, it’s not what we do for Him that matters, but what we allow Him to do through us. And this process is called abiding.
“Abide (rest, dwell, make your home) in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:4-5)
The answer is simple. But it’s hard to live it out daily in our lives. Join me as we explore the wonders of responding to the Lamb of God and His love for us.