The God Who Had Everything Made a World That He Could Share Everything With

Before time began, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit were in divine fellowship. In this fellowship, the Father had endless delight in the beauty and perfection of the Son. This is what He wants to share with us. This is part of the mystery of the fellowship of the triune God, the fellowship into which we are called.

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Jesus Spoke as If Death Couldn’t Touch His Words (Because It Couldn’t)

Jesus understood the power of God’s word and the power of His own words. Like His Father, He forgave sins and spoke perfect words. He had authority over death even before he died.

The crowds recognized the authority with which He spoke. His disciples also discerned something about the way He spoke that was different. In John 6:68, Peter said to Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.”

Jesus didn’t just talk about eternal life; there was something eternal about His words.

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Jesus Learned as a Human Who He Was as God

Since Jesus was God, He could have seen everything in the world all at once, all the time, just like His Father did. Instead He used His eyes to see, just like we do. Even though He didn’t have to, He used His tongue to taste and His ears to hear.

And instead of knowing everything all at once, all the time, He used His mind to learn. He didn’t just pretend to learn what He already knew. He acquired His knowledge the same way we all do. For example, He wasn’t born knowing how to talk, read, and write. He learned like the rest of us.

And, like us, He also learned the lessons that can’t be learned from books. We are told in Hebrews 5:7-8 that, “in the days of His flesh…though he was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered.”

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Sin Is Rebellion, Not Weakness

Jesus Christ is our great High Priest, and Hebrews 4:15 tells us that “we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.”

Jesus sympathizes with weakness, but not with sin. He is unable to sympathize with sin. To be subject to temptation is weakness, but sin is more than just being subject to temptation. Sin is rebellion. It is not so much a weakness as it is the end of the weakness of being tempted.

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Jesus Lived His Whole Life as a Gift to You

There is a song about Jesus that goes like this: “When He was on the cross, I was on His mind.” That’s the truth. You can sing that song with confidence, but you don’t have to stop there.

Jesus didn’t just start thinking about you when He was being crucified, as if, after thirty-three years of doing other stuff, it was time to do something for you. He lived for you as surely as He died for you. His whole beautiful life was lived, in obedience to God, for you.

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