A Fear of Commitment

December 12, 2021

Summary

God is wholly committed to God’s people. God chose to come to us in physical, human form to be Immanuel, God with us. God added human nature to God’s divine nature, accepting our weaknesses, frailties, and dependencies to show God’s solidarity with humankind. God fully embraced our human experience to overcome our faults and offenses. God did this to show the compatibility between humanity and God, for we are truly made in God’s image. God did this so that we might go to God directly for help. As Charles Spurgeon put it: “Then, if Jesus Christ be ‘God with us,’ let us come to God without any question or hesitancy. Whoever you may be you need no priest or intercessor to introduce you to God, for God has introduced himself to you.” Jesus. Immanuel. God with us.

Bible References

  • Matthew 1:18-25