If God is eternal, what "life" did Jesus have to give up?
Listen to Nancy's full response on Mornings with Kelli and Steve on Moody Radio here!
Jesus was 100% God and 100 % man – it was the sinless human side of Him that died on the cross. He endured excruciating pain, a pain that is unimaginable for most of us, so much so that He prayed in anguish in the Garden of Gethsemane. He tolerated it because of His love for us. Our eternity hinged on His death and resurrection.
In Acts 3, we see more of the story after Jesus' ascension. His obedience caused Him to experience grief, sorrow, anguish, rejection, abandonment, and humiliation. His motivation for it all was His love for us. Because Jesus suffered and died for us, our suffering can and will bring glory to God as we experience His peace through trials and tribulations. He gave up everything to be in relationship with those He created. This love demands a response from us. We are to live out our lives in a way that glorifies God, a life of obedience to His word and sacrificial love.
Posted on Tue, April 24, 2018
by Anchors Away