Praise God for His extravagant love for us! For loving us just as we are, saving us, and sanctifying us from glory to glory! No one can fathom the depths of such love – it conquers all, even the grave.
Let’s get right to the heart of this.
A man with a human soul and body subject to temptations just like us (see Hebrews 2:14-18), Jesus Christ lived a sinless life of continuous self-denial and submission to God’s will. Jesus had to be anointed by God (Christ means “anointed one”) to know our heavenly Father’s endless love for us all in order to overcome the deceit of our sin and accomplish this. Recall the climax of Jesus’ prayer to His Father in John 17:to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them [that’s us!] and that I myself may be in…
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