My doctor took them to three different patients, an easy case, a moderate case, and then me—the extreme. I answered their questions with accompanying explanations by my physician, shook their hands, and on they went. Maybe some child’s pet bunny rabbit will have an easier time of it because of a ten minute delay in my own case—and putting up with a few jokes afterward.
Isn’t that what Jesus did for us? Well, no, not exactly. Instead of asking a few questions, he went through the surgery himself. How else was Deity to understand temptation, fear, pain, anguish, sorrow, desperation, or even relatively petty things like hunger, thirst, and weariness? He did it when he counted not being on an equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, Phil 2:6. He did it by being tempted in all points like we are, Heb 4:15. It was really the only way.
And now He knows. Now He can tell His Father in words Deity can understand what it is like to be human. Then He can turn around and tell us how to overcome, how to persevere, how to be faithful even to the point of death, Rev 2:10 because he understands our problems too.
Don’t make His sacrifice be for nothing.
In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. This same was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth, John 1:1-3, 14.
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