The Cost from Glory to Humility - Part One

Over 2000 years ago Jesus Christ, the perfect, sinless, and eternal son of the living God - who is and was and always will be - left the splendor of Heaven and entered time and space here on earth which is temporary, fallen, corrupt, and full of darkness. He shed His robes of righteousness and glory to become like us – human. He left His magnificent crown on the cushion of the throne at the right hand of the Father to be born in a stranger’s barn in a tiny worthless town in Israel. This is no simple matter.

Have we ever gazed into the depths of the transformation the Son – the second person of the Trinity – underwent? Do we understand the cost of Jesus Christ’s voluntary descent to the ranks of mere mortal man?

I am afraid that we rarely, if ever, consider what Jesus actually did for us 33 years before going to the cross.

Why would Jesus lay His crown down and leave Heaven?

Why would Jesus leave the infinite joy of fellowship with the Father?

How could He who created the universe for His pleasure sacrifice for the creation?

How could He who the angels bow down to become a servant to sinful man?

I want to look into these three points:

1. Glory before the manger.
2. Humility and sacrifice on Earth
3. Why would Christ do this?

I hope to reveal the contrast between Jesus Christ’s infinite glory and His infinite humility over the blog posts to follow.

Hebrews 1:3
"He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high."

by Keller Hackbusch

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