Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Why Did Jesus Have to Take on Flesh and Humanity?

By Travis Robertson

    Why did Jesus have to take on flesh and humanity? This question was always on my mind growing up in the church. Why did Jesus have to come in the flesh? Since He is God, why couldn’t He just say this is the way we are going to do things now for you to be saved from your sins. I found it hard to understand why God had to come in the flesh. The Hebrew writer gives us some answers in this area. Read Hebrews 2:9-18.
                He became flesh so that He could die. Vs. 9
                He became flesh so He could render powerless the one who had the power of death. Vs. 14
                He became flesh to release people from the fear of death. Vs. 15
                He became flesh to become a faithful high priest as a result of his suffering. Vs. 17a, 18
                He became flesh to make propitiation for the sins of mankind vs. 17b
Jesus has done all of this for us, so that we might be reconciled to God. If that isn’t love I don’t know what is. Jesus left His home in Heaven to save us, to appease God’s wrath because of our sins. Let’s not waste His sacrifice. Let’s press forward knowing what He has done for us so that we can help others also.

- Travis Robertson preachers for the Lake Norman Church of Christ in Huntersville, NC. He may be contacted through the congregation's website at

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