The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
Names in the Bible have meaning and significance. John names Jesus as “the Lamb of God who takes way the sin of the world.” The Lamb is sent by God the Father as a sacrificial substitute to bear the penalty of the sins of all people of the world. Those who reject belief in Jesus will someday seek to escape the wrath of the Lamb (Revelation 6:15). All who believe in Christ will someday sing “Worthy is the Lamb” with the redeemed in heaven.