Tag: shared our humanity
Scripture reading for October 14th: Hebrews 2
Key Scriptures for over-comers: Hebrews 2:14-18 “Since the children have flesh and blood, He too shared in their humanity so that by His death He might destroy him who holds the power of death–that is the devil–and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. For surely it is not angels He helps, but Abraham’s descendants. For this reason He had to be made like His brothers in every way, in order that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God and that He might make atonement for the sins of the people. Because He Himself suffered when He was tempted, He is able to help those who are being tempted.”
Jesus was God in the flesh. He shared our humanity and felt and understood what it is like to be tempted and to suffer. He had a real human body and real feelings and emotions. He suffered temptation just like we did but in contrast to us, He did not yield to temptation. His goal was to fulfill the Law by perfect obedience so that He could die in our place and cover our sins with His perfect blood! He is able to help His brothers in their sufferings and temptation because He identified with them! Praise the Lord!
Observations for over-comers: God met our deepest need by sending His own Son in a human body. Jesus Christ perfectly kept God’s law after being tempted and suffering like us and offered His own body and blood to cover our sin! “I will declare Your Name to My brothers; in the presence of the congregation I will sing Your praises.” (Psalm 22:22) (Hebrews 2:12)