| Though glorified
before the creation and existing as God with God (John 1: 1-2; 17:5; Heb.
1:1,2), He became poor that we might be rich spiritually (2 Cor. 8:9). He
took on the form as a servant and gave Himself up for us (Phil. 2: 5-9;
Eph. 5:25). Leaving heaven He became flesh and blood as a man (John 1:14).
His birth was a humble setting. He lived among the poor. He was opposed by the religious leaders of the day. Hired liars testified against Him and He was falsely accused even as He went about doing good. The object of hatred and envy was His lot.
It was during the last week of His life on earth He underwent the worst of humiliations. First the events in Gethsemane, betrayed by His own, taken as a criminal, forsaken by everyone. He suffered through mock trials and sentenced to be crucified between two thieves.
Why was this done? That we might have hope of eternal life with God. As the song teaches, "Because He loved me so." To seek and save the lost.
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