Jesus was born of a woman – He was human. He was born as a Jew – He was subject to God’s law and fulfilled it perfectly. Thus, Jesus was the perfect sacrifice because, although He was fully human, He never sinned. His death brought freedom for us who were enslaved in sin so that we could be adopted as heirs into God’s family. As God’s heirs, when we believe in and receive Christ, we can claim what He has provided for us – our full identity as His children. (See John 1:12). What a glorious God we serve!!
Questions for further thought:
1. When you think of the term “heir,” what thoughts or ideas come to mind?
2. How does the thought that we are heirs though Christ cause you to glorify God more fully?
Reread the Scripture from this week and meditate on God’s perfect goodness especially this Christmas season.
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