The Lamb of God
Forgiveness requires a sacrifice. In Jerusalem, the sacrifice for sin was a lamb without blemish or defect. A perfect lamb was chosen out of the herd and brought before the priest to examine. The priest would then examine the lamb, judging its worthiness for sacrifice. The lamb was the focus of the inspection, not the sinner.
When you accept the free gift of Jesus’ death on the cross, all your sins are covered by his sacrifice. Praise God we now have a spotless lamb that is the only thing seen by the Lord, not your sin.
“God has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his Beloved Son, whom he loves.” Colossians 1:13