THE MAN JESUS (EXPLORING WHEN GOD WAS IN OUR SHOES)
From creation, the plan of God has always been to replicate himself in human form as revealed to us in Genesis 1: 28. God sought to execute this plan by starting with creation.
At different times and dispensation, He sought to achieve this same goal but kept on fine tuning His methods until He got to Christ which was the master and final stroke. In all God used creation; laws, ordinances, precepts, statutes and commandment; and finally, new birth and incarnation through our Lord Jesus Christ.
In Christ Jesus, God not only got the God-kind of life back into man through the sacrifice of Christ on the cross and the acceptance by man of that sacrifice; but He also showed man an example of how to live that life while here on earth, which was His plan all along.
Hebrews 1:1 tells us:
“In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe”.
In Christ Jesus, God was not only saving us, but he was also speaking to us and setting an example before us. That is why its important for every child of God to do a thorough study of the life of Jesus while he was on earth in relation the seven areas of human life: Spiritual, Mental/Intellectual, Financial, Vocational, Social, Family and Physical.