"Likeness and Offering"
“Likeness and Offering”
We learn more about what the Law could not do.
We learn more about what God did...through His Son.
For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh,
so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
Jesus, the Son, put on flesh...He came in flesh…
Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,
who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,
but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men.
Through God, He humbled Himself.
He humbled Himself to the point of putting on His creation - flesh.
He emptied Himself of the Godhead.
He took on the form of a bond-servant...made in the likeness of man.
Jesus did so to become The Offering for sin.
When He did, He condemned sin in the flesh.
He fulfilled the requirements of the Law,
Therefore, we who are in Him, fulfill the Law.
We are empowered to walk in the Spirit rather than in the flesh.