One of the daily devotions that are emailed to me comes from one of my favorite preachers, Jack Hayford. They are brief, but always to the point– and give me something of value to meditate on as I begin my day. Today’s stood out for me when I let it sink in. it talked about Christ as our Kinsman Redeemer. I have decided to copy and paste the body of his text into this post to share with anyone who might happen by this blog. I hope his message blesses you as much as it does me.
The scripture quoted comes from Philippians 2:8: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Here is Pastor Hayford’s message:
When Jesus came to earth, He came at unimaginable expense to Himself.
Jesus knew He was God, knew He possessed the infinite resources of heaven at His fingertips, but He laid it all down. He emptied Himself. He made Himself of “no reputation.” When He stepped into human flesh, He poured out all of His prerogatives as God, choosing to be completely and totally human.
He lived and suffered and died in a normal human body.
He did it so He might become our kinsman-redeemer.