God humbled himself to relate to people. Part 1.

Posted: September 4, 2011 in The Love of Jesus Christ

God’s desire is to relate to us (people, and each personally) and had been humble that we may be able to approach him, these are some of his characters how he relate to us.
Philippians 2 speak a lot about how Jesus Christ humbled himself – Please check out this link for more: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Philippians+2&version=NIV

Some ways how God relate to people (you and I).

We might have a father, mother, son, daughter, brothers, sisters and friends or might not have. Weather we have or might not have we need to know God as a father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister and as a friend in the way He relates to us and in His characters. Let us read, ponder and think on what the ‘Word of God’ said about these things. God has got a male and female characters and natures in Him.

God as a Father: (Heb 12:4-6) In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons: “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes (of course not in the way we knows of abusive punishment, He only does out of pure love and not with anger and frustrations) everyone he accepts as a son.”

We knows that our Father God is Powerful, Sovereign, Almighty, Protector, Strong and Mighty, He works and plan everything for us and for our good. At the same time He is also Merciful. Luke 6:36 – “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. He is also just, righteous and holy”.

God as a Mother: Shout for joy, O heavens; rejoice, O earth; burst into song, O mountains! For the Lord comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones. But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten me.” “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me. (Isaiah 49:13-16).

Jesus as our son, daughter, brother and sister: (Matt 12:46-50) While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him. Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.” He replied to him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” Pointing to his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”

If Jesus was told, “Your father and mother are standing outside”, I believe He would be saying, “Who is my father, and who is my mother?” Here is my father and mother. For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my father and mother”.
When we do the will of God and follow His ways those are some ways Jesus Christ relates to us, He is so much humble though being God.

Jesus Christ as our Friend: He called His disciples, those who followed Him as “Friends”. “No longer do I call you slaves (servants), for the slave (servants) does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you”. (John 15:15) (New American Standard Bible).

Jesus Christ as the Friend of Sinners:
While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and “sinners” came and ate with him and his disciples. (Matt 9:10) (NIV)

In Luke 7:34 – We find that people recognized Jesus Christ as a “Friend of Sinners”.

Jesus Christ being as a “Friend of Sinners” also indicates that He is the “Savior of the World” who has all the Authority to forgive sins. He has died on the cross and shed His blood on the cross, by the power of His blood all our sins and the sins of the world are washed away, they are made cleansed in His blood. He forgives those who goes before Him, the forgiveness has already been done on the Cross.

In the Bible we find:
“For God so loved the world (you and I, and all the people of the world) that he gave his one and only Son (Jesus Christ), that whoever believes in him (Jesus Christ) shall not perish but have eternal life (and will also get to heaven after they died).
For God did not send his Son (Jesus Christ) into the world to condemn the world (you and I, and all the people of the world), but to save the world through him (Jesus Christ). Whoever believes in him (Jesus Christ) is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son (Jesus Christ)”. (John 3:16-18)

Jesus Forgave the Adulterous woman: (John 8:1-11): You can check out and read from this link – http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+8%3A1-11&version=NIV

David Chawngthu
Editor: (Kingdom)representers.wordpress.com

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