July 15, 2021
Jesus Can Relate to You
We talk a great deal about our relationship with Christ, and it is important that we do so.
We need to remember and reflect on his sacrifice, and what it has meant to us as we follow Him as Lord and Savior. After all, He is God. But Jesus is also fully man and understands what it is like to be human. From the lwf.org website, Dr. Adrian Rogers shows us Jesus the man:
PRAY OVER THIS:
“But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.”(Galatians 4:4-5)
Jesus had to be a man, but had He been a son of Adam, He would have had the sinful nature of Adam. A son of the slave is a slave, and a slave can redeem no other slave. Still, He had to be a man. Kingdom authority was lost by a man and needed to be righteously regained by a man. That is the reason for the Virgin Birth. The baby in Mary’s womb was a man, but He was not a son of Adam. He’s the son of God. He was both as much man as if He were not God at all and as much God as if He were not a man at all.
But He did not defeat Satan as God; He defeated Satan as a perfect man. It would have been a farce and a hollow victory had God simply snatched the dominion from Satan and turned it back over to sinful men. God’s plan is far richer, fuller, and greater than that. When Jesus Christ came to Earth born of a virgin, totally and absolutely sinless, Satan knew he had a problem on his hands. He knew that a new battle was beginning.
• How does it change your perspective on Jesus to remember that He was just as human as you are?
• How does today’s devotion remind you of the importance of the Virgin Birth?
Make a list of things you share in common with Jesus through your humanity. Write down how these things enable Jesus to relate to you in ways you may not have considered before.
IRON SHARPENS IRON, AND ONE MAN SHARPENS ANOTHER.