Posted by: thaishin | December 19, 2015

Why did God become a man?

Hebrews 2:5-18 gave four reasons why God became a man.

1) The first reason God became a man is to restore humanity’s lost dignity found in Hebrew 2: 5-10

Hebrews 2

For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.

But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man that thou visitest him?

Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:

Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.

But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.  -kjv

2) The second reason is God became a man to make humanity part of God’s family found in Hebrews 2:11-13

Hebrews 2

11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,

12 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.

13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.  -kjv 

3) The third reason is God became a man to free us of the enemy’s grip found in Hebrews 2: 14-15

Hebrews 2

14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;

15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.  -kjv

4) The fourth reason is God became a man to help us in our weakness found in Hebrews 2: 16-18

Hebrews 2

16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.

17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.

18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.  -kjv

This exposition was given on openline moody radio Dec 12, 2015

 

 

 

 

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  1. Very good topic. God thought it would be good to have his son born of a woman in flesh. He lived as a human man approximately 33 years according to Holy Scripture. He went thru many many trials and problems we go thru as humans on earth. He understands our pains, our hurts, our disappointments and our very bad events we must live thru in this rotton world where we were born. We are as humans to pray, petition and ask Our Almighty Savior and Friend, JESUS, to understand our problems and help us…knowing God will do HIS will with our prayers. He ALWAYS answers each prayer we ask him. He answers yes, no, or wait. I thank MY LIVING GOD that I may talk with him when alone or pray to him in earnest when I am desperate in need. I ask now that GOD WILL BLESS AMERICA AND NOT LEAVE US CHRISTIAN PEOPLE WHO STILL BELIEIVE, LOVE AND PRAY TO HIM DAILY!


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