John 1:14 ” The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us.”

The eternal Word of God, the second person of the Godhead, didn’t merely appear in human form – Jesus actually became flesh and blood – taking on a complete and genuine human nature, and with that becoming subject to every emotion, suffering, trial and tribulation. In other words, Jesus appeared in flesh and blood in order to fully share in our humanity. (Hebrews 2:14) Philippians 2:6-7 tells us, “Who, being the very nature God…took on the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.” What this verse is saying is that prior to His incarnation, Jesus existed in the form of God, but in the incarnation, His exalted and divine status didn’t keep Him from assuming the form of a slave…the position He willingly took on during His humiliation here on earth. Jesus was no less God, but also no less slave…in total service to others and obedience to His Father…obedience even to the Cross.

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