Have YOUR Song Book open!
THE CREATOR DYING FOR THE CREATION. THE JUDGE PAYING THE PENALTY FOR THE GUILTY. THE SINLESS CHRIST SUBSTITUTING FOR SINNERS…
Philippians 2:5-7, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:”
But, make no mistake: The babe in the manger was the Creator, Holy and eternal! Colossians1:15-16 “Who is the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature..all things were created by Him and for Him.”
He had to live a sinless life. He had to be fully human, but also fully God. He had to be “God with us,” as prophesied years before.
LET’S LOOK AT THE THIRD STANZA OF THE SONG.:
Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace! Hail the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings, Ris’n with healing in His wings.
Mild He lays His glory y, Born that man nor more may die;
Born to raise the sons of earth, Born to give them second birth.
There will come a time when the Creator’s work of salvation will be complete, and we will fully realize the eternal life we now have. The fact that He was born into the human race qualified Him as a sacrifice for us. He had to be human, and a sinless human at that, to die for humans.
The fact that He died freed us from paying for our own sin.