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.
Can we comprehend just how low Christ took Himself for us? This week we have been examining how much Jesus did for us. With each step He lowered Himself in an effort to redeem mankind. And now the Lord Almighty, Jesus, allows Himself to be killed. Christ left Heaven’s glory to come to this filthy world and be killed. This type of love and humility is far above human comprehension.
Death is the penalty of sin. Jesus is God and we know that He is absolutely holy and therefore without sin. What kind of love is this? It is the type that only God can give. Who else would die for the sins of the entire world? He took the penalty of your sins so you don’t have to. Do you understand just how incredible His stepping down is? He humbled Himself just to conquer sin and death in our behalf!