The Incarnation — Part 2
“That holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God” (Luke 1:35).
If the Lord Jesus, the eternal Son of God, had not become a man and come into this sin cursed earth there would be no sinless sacrifice to pay the penalty of death for the sins that separate man from God. There would be no resurrection after death into the glorious presence of God.
Because He came, we have access to the Father through the Son. The penalty of our sins was paid by the only One qualified to do so. “God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
Remember too, because He came, we also have a model by which to live: “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross” (Philippians 2:5-8).