Fully God, Fully Man - Your Daily Forward Devotional

Fully God, Fully Man

 

November 5

 

Read Galatians 4:4-7

But when the set time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law that we might receive adoption to sonship. Because you are His sons, God sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are His child, God has made you also an heir.

 

Reflect

Why was it necessary for Jesus to be both God’s Son and born of a woman?

 

The story is a familiar one to most of us. We hear it at Christmas every year. “In the fullness of time” or “when the time was right”, God sent His Son Jesus to be born of a virgin, Mary. But why did Jesus have to be God in order to redeem us? And why did Jesus have to be born of a woman?

 

In order for us to understand the answer, we need to understand why we need to be redeemed in the first place. We need redemption because we all fall short of God’s perfect standard. Because of Adam’s sin, we all sin. And this sin separates us from God. God’s standard is perfection and there will never be a perfect man. Plus, a mere man would be crushed under the weight of the sins of the world.  No man would ever have been able to save mankind. Salvation is from God alone, thus, Jesus had to be fully God in order to save us.

 

Jesus had to be born of a woman because He also had to be fully human. In order to redeem humans who were condemned by the law, he had to be the perfect human who could perfectly keep the law. He was the perfect sacrifice we needed for our sins. As fully God and fully man, He could be the perfect substitute sacrifice we needed to be redeemed once and for all.

 

So what does that mean for us now? For believers in Jesus Christ, we are no longer slaves to the law but children of God. We are spiritual sons and daughters. Friend, if you have not yet accepted Jesus’s substitutionary death on your behalf, I encourage you to do that today. We are all sinners condemned by the law but in Christ, we are free from sin and heirs of the kingdom. Don’t stay in the bondage and slavery of your sin. Step into the freedom of God’s family.

 

Pray

Father, thank You for sending Your Son to be born of a woman to be the perfect sacrifice on my behalf. I know I needed a Savior. Thank You for the freedom found in being in Your family. Amen.



~ Pastor Nat Crawford

 

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*THANKYOUJESUS;FOR ADOPTING ALL OF MY FAMILY;ETC@*
Lord Jesus, I step out of my bondage of sin and despair, and I come to you to enjoy Your freedom and Your light. Help me Lord to cling to You. Save me for Thy mercy's sake.
All the glory belongs to you god for u will never forsake us our father 🙏🏻💛✝️
Amen 🙏
Thank you God for sending your son for that we are sons and daughters.
We live in a fallen world. if it wasn't for Christ's Devine interventions in every aspect of our lives, we would be lost. He came into our life and helped with whatever we needed, from the mundane to the miraculous. " I love Him and thank Him."
Thanks be to God and pastor Nat
FATHER, I THANK YOU FOR SENDING YOUR SON, THE PERFECT SACRIFICE TO DIE FOR OUR SINS. FATHER, MAY I ALWAYS REMEMBER THE SACRIFICE THAT HE ENDURED ON THE CROSS IN JESUS AMEN
This has been a forever discussion among folks. How could Jesus be both human and at the same time God? The Scriptures clearly reveal that Christ died on the cross so that makes Him human, if nothing else. Now add the fact that Jesus directly responded to the claims of the scribes that only God alone has the right to forgive sins of mankind. What did Jesus do? He replied by saying, "For which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, 'Arise and walk'? [Matt 9:4-7] But so that you might know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sin . . . .” Then he said to the paralytic, “Get up, take your mat and go home.” Therefore, He is God since He has the authority to forgive sins. So, if any of you are wondering about this issue, His reply to the scribes says it all. Pastor Bob
Clear picture. Thank you.
Thank you God for you for your precious son Jesus and thanks for loving me
Good morning, Father God. Thank You for being so good to me. Lord if it were not for Your Son, Jesus, I dont what or where our salvation, saving grace would have came from. Thank You for You for Your amazing grace. Father Your timing is always perfect. Glory and praises to Your name. In the precious name of Jesus, the name above all names. Amen.
Amen🙏!! "Salvation is from God alone" Hallelujah, what a Saviour! Thank you Pastor Nat for reaffirming these "truths" to us daily.
Truth...Amen, by the grace and help of God.
Thank you for your grace and mercy
Amen.
Amen thank you Father in heaven for glorious freedom
Amen 🙏
True freedom is found only in Christ
Thank you very much for GOD'S word. My desire is to continue grow daily in HIS word.
continue to teach me God's word , keep up the good work , I pray that God will bless you and keep you and your family thank you.
Thank you my savior
Thanking Jesus for redemption.
Thank you Jesus for dying for my sins and living for my justification. May I learn to love and obey you more each day. For your glory Jesus. Amen
Thank you Jesus for who you are
Amen!!!