Isaiah 7:14-15 – The Human Condition

Isaiah 7:14-15
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Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
15 Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

Hebrews 5:8-9
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Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;

-During His time on the earth, Jesus experienced the worst aspects of the human condition.  He was betrayed, hated, beaten and ultimately crucified.  What do these things have in common; they are all things that would be completely foreign to Almighty God.  God could certainly have knowledge of them, but to really experience torment, trauma, temptation and the taste of death takes a human mind and heart.  That’s what Jesus did for us, He took on humanity and all of the frailties that come along with it so that He might live the sinless obedient life that was necessary to fulfill the law and please God.  “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit” (1 Peter 3:18).  But He does more than just pay for our sins; He also provides real help and companionship during life’s journey.  “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15).

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