If you missed the introductory verse above, please go back and read it. It will make the rest of the blog make so much sense! You know how you love someone or something and then you find out something new about that thing or person that touches you in a special way and you’re like mannnnn, I love you that much more!! lol This verse made me have that reaction towards Jesus. It’s so hard to think of Jesus as “one of us” because he is so much more, but at one point he was one of us! Can you imagine that? Jesus in human form? Walking this earth? That is amazing to me! But why did he do that? Why would he endure it? Hebrews 2:14-18 breaks it down for us, it says,
“14 Because God’s children are human beings—made of flesh and blood—the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had[a] the power of death. 15 Only in this way could he set free all who have lived their lives as slaves to the fear of dying.
16 We also know that the Son did not come to help angels; he came to help the descendants of Abraham. 17 Therefore, it was necessary for him to be made in every respect like us, his brothers and sisters,[b] so that he could be our merciful and faithful High Priest before God. Then he could offer a sacrifice that would take away the sins of the people.18 Since he himself has gone through suffering and testing, he is able to help us when we are being tested.”
It’s basically saying he came to earth, in all of his holiness and awesomeness, was birth from Mary as a human and experienced life!! The good, the bad, and the ugliest of ugly. He suffered because he wanted to save us, but also to be that close to us. He wanted to be able to relate to us in a deeper way, and us be better able to relate to him. The bible says in Hebrews 4:15, “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are–yet he did not sin.” He wanted to empathize with us, but in his perfection, he gives us something to strive for! I love that!! Why would I believe I could overcome something, if even Jesus couldn’t do it?? Thank you God for withstanding the temptations, but coming out on the winning side!!
Jesus knows exactly what we are going through. We should never be afraid to come to him and discuss any and everything! You know how we may go to different friends to discuss different situations in our lives based on how comfortable we are with them, or how we think they will respond. Sometimes it’s even because of there life experiences. We’re more willing to talk to those who can relate to us. Look to Jesus as the “all-in-one” friend. Look to him as that friend that can be whatever you need when you need it.
He came to set us free! The verse above says he didn’t come to help the angels, he came to help us! Me and you! He had to be human and overcome sin and then sacrifice himself in the place of us sinners so we could laugh in the devil’s face! Through Jesus we are no longer slaves to sin! WE ARE VICTORIOUS THROUGH CHRIST JESUS OF NAZERETH BABY!!! That is awesome lol! Thank you Lord!
This just makes me love Jesus so much more, because it makes him real! It’s difficult to pray or have quiet time with God when you view him as a mean spirit that’s looking down on us with a frown on his face. No. I believe Jesus absolutely wants us to do better, but I believe he has loving and compassionate eyes. Don’t ever believe you can’t talk to Jesus about whatever you are facing. He has a listening ear for us, and he knows! Amen!
I really hope this has blessed you like it did me. I love y’all! I need to be sleep…I have work tomorrow!