Wednesday, December 17, 2014

18th Day of Advent: Jesus is the Son of God

"We know also that the Son of God has come and given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true.  And we are in Him who is true by being in His Son Jesus Christ.  His is the true God and Eternal Life."
1 John 5:20

This quote that #SheReadsTruth for one of their Advent devotions is perfect for today!  C.S. Lewis summed up Jesus' purpose on Earth.  Since the Son of God came, we know can also be come sons (and daughters) of God!! 

Why is it important that Jesus is the Son of God?  If you have gone to church throughout your life, you may have learned about the Trinity of God or the Triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  How can there be three separate persons but One God?  The only answer I have for that is because God is amazing and our brains cannot comprehend His Glory. 

Jesus needs to be the Son of God because that proves that He is God Himself.  Jesus was fully God but also human.  He shed His divinity to become human that night in Bethlehem (Philippians 2:6-7).  Again the question still arises Why is it important that Jesus is the Son of God?  No human can atone for all the sins of the people forever.  The high priests could atone for the sins of the people for a short while but needed to daily offer sin sacrifices.  Since Jesus was God, He is infinite.  Since Jesus was infinite, His sacrifice could cover an infinite amount of sins.  Also since Jesus was Pure and Sinless, His Blood could offer a purer sacrifice than any animal blood. 

Therefore, it is everything that the Son of God came down from heaven to live an Earthly Life.  As a human, He can relate to us and show us that He understands our human lives.  We have a God who has gone through many of the same hardships as us!!  Jesus, the Son of God, came down so that we may become sons and daughters of God now.

How does this truth affect your life?  Will you give your life to Jesus so that you can become a son or daughter of God?  What is holding you back?  Have you thought about Jesus' earthly human life?  If you reflect upon it, do you feel closer to Him?  What can you do this week to become closer to Jesus?

With His Love,

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