Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, so that through death He might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives. Hebrews 2:14-15The preceding text is a great New Testament passage for Christmas. While it might not be one of the passages that first enters your mind when you think of this season, it is certainly a Christmas text. This passage tells us first that Jesus became human because we are human. Christ came to save humans. He didn’t take the form of something else because he took the form of what he came to save, humans. Second, we learn that he because human so he might die. He came to seek and save lost humans. He became a human, so he could die for humans. this sacrificial death is why Christmas happened. Third, in his humanity he dies, therefore He destroys the devil. When Christ was crucified He destroyed the devil’s weapon of death. Christ destroyed the devil’s accurate accusation against us which was deserving of death. Fourthly from this text, Christ became human to free us from the slavery of fear that death produced. Death isn’t scary when we know the resurrected savior. Believers can look at death and know it has no sting because of what the God-Man accomplished.
- Post author:sysman
- Post published:12/12/2021