Daily Devotional for 31 August 2020 – Hebrews 2v14 part 2 – the sufficient Saviour

Hebrews 2:14 continued

Yesterday, we saw that Jesus became human because we are humans, who are sinners.  So, to be the perfect substitute for men and women, Jesus became a man.

But if He were just a man, where would that leave us?  He could die for Adam’s sin, but not for ours.

The words in this verse make it clear that, while He became a man, He didn’t give up being God.  He “partook” of flesh and blood.  He took on human flesh.  He truly became man but without losing His divine nature.

Since He is man, He is the perfect substitute to die in our place.  Since He is God, He is the sufficient substitute to die for all of our sins.  He was able to carry not just the sins of Adam, or any one individual, but yours and mine and for every single other person who has ever believed or ever will believe.  He is sufficient for all.

You don’t need to ever fear that your sins are too much for the Saviour.  Even the worst sin, brought to the foot of the cross, is washed away in His all-sufficient cleansing power.  He is God.  His sacrifice covers every sin.

Therefore, there is NO condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.  Therefore, there is NOTHING that can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

Every single accusation the devil throws at us must fall before the all-sufficient sacrifice of God the Son.  Let’s rejoice in this assurance today.

EDIT: Shortly after writing the above, I read this by William Bridge about why Christ being God and man means He is the “fittest to reconcile God to us.”

He is the fittest to reconcile God to us; for that God might be reconciled he must be satisfied, his justice satisfied and his anger satisfied. Now Jesus Christ was God and Man; as man he ought to satisfy but could not, as God he could satisfy but he ought not, but as God-man he both could and ought, and so is the fittest.

William Bridge, The Works of the Reverend William Bridge Volume 3, Soli Deo Gloria 1989, p64.

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