David cries out, “For troubles without number surround me; my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see.” He also says, “I speak of your faithfulness and salvation.”
Even as David sank deep into the sins of adultery and murder, failing God on a grand scale, he never doubted God’s faithfulness to him.
Paul reminds the church at Corinth that God remains faithful even as we fail him. He gives us gifts to use for good. We must strive to do as He commands us.
We sin when we lose sight of God, of Jesus. Sometimes we know we choose to sin and we do it anyway, but mostly we sin without realizing it. I might say something encouraging to a friend, but he hears it as a criticism. We live in sin.
There is no way to describe the Lamb of God without is sounding mystical. It is not science, it cannot be proven. I have to accept it on faith. It is not, however, without evidence. Millions of lives changed by accepting that faith.
When John spoke of Jesus as the Lamb of God, everyone who heard him knew that he was referring to the sacrificial lamb offered every morning and evening in the Temple as well as the Passover Lamb once a year to make them clean so they could approach God.
By accepting my sin as his own, Jesus died taking that sin to the grave. He came out of the grave, but my sin stayed buried. I believe that.
Be righteous and do good.