Shared from Think Gospel, a snippet.

 

Reading: “And David spake unto the Lord when he saw the angel that smote the people, and said, lo! I have sinned, and I have done wickedly; but these sheep, what have they done?”—2 Samuel 24:17

Daily DevotionalsThe apostle tells us that for man’s sin the whole creation “groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.” The slaughter of every beast, the sacrifice of every lamb proclaimed with a louder voice than words can declare, the malignity of human transgression. And if David, when he saw the destroying angel brandishing his dreadful sword over Jerusalem, felt remorse in the recollection of his own sin, and the punishment falling on the harmless sheep; what views ought the contemplation of the unequalled sorrows and sufferings of the Lamb of God to occasion, when it is recollected that “he died the just for the unjust, to bring us to God?”…

 

Source: (4th January): He Became Sin for Us!