ABOVE ONLY DAILY DEVOTIONAL DECEMBER 26 2017 BELIEVING IN THE HUMANITY OF JESUS
Date: TUES DEC 26
Topic: Believing in the Humanity of Jesus
1 John 4:1-3 (TLB)
Dearly loved friends, don’t always believe everything you hear just because someone says it is a message from God: test it first to see if it really is. For there are many false teachers around, and the way to find out if their message is from the Holy Spirit is to ask: Does it really agree that Jesus Christ, God’s Son, actually became man with a human body? If so, then the message is from God.
Our belief that Jesus actually came in the flesh and was a human being just like us will go a long way in helping us fully grasp the blessings and power of our redemption. If Jesus had not really come as a human like us, then He wouldn’t have really suffered, died and resurrected for us and we wouldn’t really be saved from sin, delivered from the devil’s bondage and empowered to be just like Christ, 1Cor.15:13-14.
When you understand the great sacrifice that Jesus made to become a human like us, you will love, honour and adore Him so much more. In referring to Jesus, Philippians 2:6-7 (TLB) says, “who, though he was God, did not demand and cling to his rights as God, but laid aside his mighty power and glory, taking the disguise of a slave and becoming like men.” Jesus willingly chose to become just like us so that He could live, suffer and die to save us.
Hebrews 2:14-16 (TLB) says, “since we, God’s children, are human beings-made of flesh and blood-he became flesh and blood too by being born in human form; for only as a human being could he die and in dying break the power of the devil who had the power of death. Only in that way could he deliver those who through fear of death have been living all their lives as slaves to constant dread. We all know he did not come as an angel but as a human being-yes, a Jew.” Everything Jesus did for you was real and everything He says about you is real. You are redeemed!
I thank you, Lifter of My Head, for the great sacrifice You made by becoming a man like me. I believe in all you have done for me.