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“And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.”

 

The fifth statement of Jesus’ descent into humanity is “and being found in appearance as a man.”  

“And being found in appearance as a man”

All most people could see about Jesus was that He was just like any other man. “And when we see Him, There is no beauty that we should desire Him” (Isa. 53:2). To most people, He looked like a Galilean, a carpenter. Artists put a halo around His head, but when He was upon earth He had no halo.  

“For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus.” (1 Ti. 2:5)  

“But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God.” (Heb. 2:12)

“The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord from heaven.” (1 Co 15:47)

Jesus was not 50% God and 50% man. He was undiminished deity and true humanity.  

“God was manifested in the flesh” (I Ti. 3:16).

PRINCIPLE:  

Jesus was both undiminished deity and true humanity.

APPLICATION:  

Have we subtly confused the greatness and uniqueness of who Jesus is by merging in our minds His deity and humanity?  

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