“The Likeness Of Men” By Kirk Hunt
But made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.
Philippians 2:7 NKJV
Jesus was born in the likeness of most men and women. Mary and Joseph were people of quite humble means, despite Joseph’s royal lineage. Were it not for the wise men’s reading of God’s stars or the announcement of the angelic host, no one would have known of Jesus’ birth.
Jesus came in my likeness. He chose to exclude Himself from the wealth that could smooth His way in the world. Jesus, despite being a direct descendent of King David was born without the advantages of privilege or position.
Jesus loved us so much that He decided He had to look like us. He was determined that salvation would be available to all of us, so He chose the station and lifestyle of the least of us. The Creator of galaxies and nebula arrived as a baby, helpless except for His loving parents.
He arrived in your image, so that salvation could be extended to all of mankind. He lived our life so that we would have an example, and proof, that the least of us come live out the Christian life. All men and woman can live the Gospel life, if they chose to follow His Word.
This Christmas season, I pray that you see Jesus in the faces of men and women from every tribe, language and skin tone. He came to earth in their likeness, determined to make salvation available to everyone who would chose to accept Him as their Savior and obey His Word.
Think: Jesus decided to come in my image. Have I committed to living in His image?
Pray: “Lord, help me to live in Your likeness.”
Copyright © December 2018, Kirk Hunt
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