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Advent Day 17: God Takes On Flesh and Dwells with Man

Bible Verse Luke 6:6-11

So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. "For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord."

Commentary:

First, we should take note of the estate in which Jesus was born to Mary. He was laid in a feeding trough used for animals. And it's this reference which gave us the idea of Jesus being born in a stable, while in truth ancient tradition states it was a cave like enclosure in the hillside, most likely used to keep animals. But notice the humility and low estate of Jesus as He enters the world. The living God of Heaven, lowered Himself to the humblest of means, but why? He did so because Jesus came to save sinners! He did not come to bring greatness to Himself. This was God's gift to mankind that we may be saved and spend eternity with Him. So in the town where David was born, in the town where Micah the prophet through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit told us the Messiah would be born. The living God of Heaven took on humanity and dwelt with mankind. His name is Jesus or Immanuel, which means, "God with man." Dear child of God, we have to remember all sin is rebellion against God. No matter how small or insignificant it may seem to us, it's still rebellion against God.

Moreover, all rebellion against God, in either thought or deed, no matter how small, makes us guilty before the eyes of God. We have to remember sin places on us a sentence of eternal separation from God in Hell. In addition, we are guilty because of our sin, we have already borne the sentence of Hell, and we cannot perform any good deeds to remove our guilt. We have to remember there are no scales in Heaven, God is not going to weigh our good deeds against our bad, or judge us in comparison to someone else. In addition, works produced by our own sin-nature cannot erase, or remove the sentenced of Hell, which has already been placed on us. Therefore, there must be a substitute to take our place. Not only a substitute, but a substitute who is like us in every way except for sin. This means that there was no other way for us to be saved than for God Himself to step out of eternity and take on humanity, in order that He Himself could be our blameless substitute. This is what Jesus has done for us. Jesus the very God of Heaven stepped out of eternity, He took on humanity for no other reason than to take our place and pay the price that we could not afford to pay. Jesus did this in order that through our faith in Him alone for salvation, we could spend eternity with Him.

Selected Bible Verse

Our Selected Daily Bible Verse is made up of selected Bible verses usually consisting of 2-4 verses from all parts of the Bible meant to encourage and build us up as we walk in faith.

 

Our Peace is in Christ

John 16:33

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.

Conduct Worthy of the Gospel

Philippians 1:27-29

Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel, and not in any way terrified by your adversaries, which is to them a proof of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that from God. For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake.

Jesus Our Peace and High Priest

Ephesians 2:14

For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation.

The Love of Christ Brings Peace

Philippians 4:7

Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

Through the Blood of Christ We Are Reconciled

Colossians 1:19-20

For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.

We Are Predestined Through Christ

Ephesians 1:5-6

Having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.

Jesus Removes Our Sin

Micah 7:19

Once again you will have compassion on us. You will trample our sins under your feet and throw them into the depths of the ocean!

Through Christ We Receive Full Pardon

Micah 7:18-19

Where is another God like you, who pardons the guilt of the remnant, overlooking the sins of his special people? You will not stay angry with your people forever, because you delight in showing unfailing love. Once again you will have compassion on us. You will trample our sins under your feet and throw them into the depths of the ocean!

God is in Control

Romans 8:28

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

God is Our Help

Isaiah 41:13

For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, Fear not, I will help you.

Looking Forward to His Appearing

Titus 2:11-14

For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.