Christ Became One Of Us
One of the most amazing things in the Bible is that Jesus Christ became like us. What would make God desire to put on flesh and humble Himself? The Bible is clear, in order for Christ to be able to serve as our sacrifice and mediator He had to be made like us. Consider Hebrews 2:9-18:
“But we do see Him who was made for a little while lower than the angels, namely, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone. For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the author of their salvation through sufferings. For both He who sanctifies and those who are sanctified are all from one Father; for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren, saying,
“I will proclaim Your name to My brethren, In the midst of the congregation I will sing Your praise.” And again, “I will put My trust in Him.” And again, “Behold, I and the children whom God has given Me.” Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives. For assuredly He does not give help to angels, but He gives help to the descendant of Abraham. Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted.”
Here we find that He became like us to save us. Notice He didn’t become like the angels. Also He became like us so that He could understand and relate to us. He can be sympathetic. He also proved Himself to be faithful where we had failed. Praise be to God that Jesus loved us enough that He was willing to call us brethren!
Fortunately God has sent His Son who died once and for all for humanity’s sins, past and present (Heb. 10:10-18). This leads us to two conclusions: we can have confidence to enter into God’s presence (Heb. 10:19) and we can be confident that Jesus our priest is constantly interceding for our sins (Heb. 10:21). This should lead us to 3 actions: 1) Draw near to God, 2) Hold fast and endure in our belief in Christ, and 3) Work together with other Christians to build each other up (Heb. 10:22-25). We would love to have you join with us in our work with our Christ who was not ashamed to be called one of us so you can experience the same blessings!