Praise the Nazarene

Nazareth Village Synagogue–holylandtour.bju.edu

Jesus, eternal God, became a man. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us (John 1:14). 

Breathtaking!

Jesus Was Fully Man

Jesus was fully man. He was born of a virgin. He was a descendent of David according to the flesh, through both His mother, Mary, and her husband Joseph. He was circumcised as any Jewish boy. He was born under the Law. He was raised in Nazareth, in subjection to His mother and Joseph. He grew in wisdom and stature. He attended synagogue.  He was tempted in everything as we are but was without sin. He was laughed at, mocked, insulted, slandered. He suffered. He hungered and grew thirsty. He traveled. He tired.  He was touched. He was distressed. He agonized. He prayed. He was beaten and scourged. He bled. He was crucified. He died. He was buried.

He was man.

Praise the Nazarene.

Spiritual Implications

Because He became a man and lived a perfect life, He:

Went through what we are going through, was tempted as we are, yet without sin, and is able to come to our aid;

Learned obedience from the things He suffered, and understands our weaknesses, infirmities, and trials;

Was obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross, and became God’s perfect sacrifice, saving believers from our sins.

Became our sympathetic high priest who sits at the right hand of the Father and intercedes for us.

Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives. For assuredly He does not give help to angels, but He gives help to the descendant of Abraham. Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted. (Hebrews 2:14–18) 

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Lord Jesus Christ—eternal God—I praise You for becoming a man. I am so grateful You humbled Yourself, being made in likeness of man and being obedient to death, even death on the cross. I praise You for perfectly living a life on this world, being tempted as we are, but without sin. I praise You for suffering enormous pain for our sakes. I praise You that You are our great High Priest, able to sympathize with us since You also endured this life. I praise You for coming to our aid.

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