He said. It should be, But emptied (or, stripped) Himself of His glory by having taken on Him the form of a slave and having been made (or, born) in likeness of men. Yet, He gave all of that up, to come down to Earth, and to live exactly as we do. I do not seek my own will but the will of the Father who sent me (John 5:30). When Jesus came to earth He laid aside or emptied Himself of something. Friend, make no mistake about it: the Lord Jesus Christ is Deity. Born into a borrowed feed trough in a borrowed stable, he gave up the trappings and furnishings of God. Finally we come to the reason why Jesus imposed these self-limitations upon His Person. Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. He did not set aside any of the attributes that were rightly His. This did not change his nature as being the Son of God. Paul says in 1 Timothy 2:5, “There is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man” — the human — “Christ Jesus.” So, in his divine nature, Christ was fully God. He lived a perfectly sinless life, and then laid that life down as an eternal payment for your sins. Poetical Books “What Jesus Gave Up At Christmas Philippians 2:5-11 The focus of the Christian’s confession The core of the Christian faith Our message in a nutshell is: The transcendent God - Omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient o All powerful, present everywhere, all knowing - The One who is: o Holy, power, truth,… of Scripture. The Gospels He would not have been competent to speak about any issue with absolute authority. The Old Testament We’re on a mission to change that. While Christ didn’t relinquish His divinity, He limited Himself in the full use of the divine attributes He possessed. For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me (John 6:38). All of our resources exist to guide you toward everlasting joy in Jesus Christ. The names of God are often applied to Jesus. Rather than stay on His throne in heaven, Jesus “made himself nothing” (as the NIV translates Philippians 2:7). This was His claim: "For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again. (John 1:1). -------------------- He could not exchange His Deity for His humanity. But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it (Mark 5:30,32). He could feel pain, bleed, and die. He turned around in the crowd and asked, "Who touched my clothes?" Jesus says, “Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.” So, John had already said in John 5:18 that the Jews recognized that Jesus was making himself equal with God. As a human being, Jesus chose to be guided by the Holy Spirit. So on the one hand, the incarnate Christ in the gospel of John has a divine nature, he’s fully God. Rather than drawing the only logical conclusion, i.e., that Jesus is God, the Jews persecuted Jesus on the basis of His having healed the man on the Sabbath. He had to consciously and continuously rely on the Father instead of His own divine attributes. All the attributes of Deity remained with Him but He simply was not aware of them. Historical Books He gave up His position when He became a human being. This position holds that Jesus still retained all of His divine attributes when He was here on earth but that He acted as though He did not possess them. Moreover Jesus allowed the people to know that He had such powers. He also said that three days after being buried he would come back to life. He’s not only not empty — he’s full. range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed My small group recently considered the subject of Jesus’s divinity and humanity. Second, His glory was hidden from the people. This glory that belong to Jesus was veiled. That’s the point of Philippians 2:5–8. New Living Translation We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. Then, when humans are back under the loving authority of God, nature will be back under humans’ loving authority. Jesus was still God while He was here upon the earth. 9 He plied him with many questions, but Jesus gave him no answer. (7) But made himself . In Psalm 40 we have a prophecy of the Messiah’s willingness to come to be Saviour of sinners. Poetical Books The following statements from Jesus illustrate this truth. It is strange because the union of two natures in one person, one divine and one human, is beyond our experience and will always be beyond our personal experience. In that sermon on Luke 2:52 you state, ‘Our text has important implications for understanding the divinity of Christ. 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