He Is God

At Christmas time we think about Baby Jesus.  He wasn’t like any other baby.  He was a baby.  He did what babies do, but He was also God.  To more fully understand this truth you need to read the whole Bible, but here are some verses that should be a help for now.

In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us,
and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father,
full of grace and truth.

John 1:1-2 and 14

Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,  who, although He existed in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,
but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant,
and being made in the likeness of men.
Being found in appearance as a man,
He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death,
even death on a cross.

Philippians 2:5-7

When you read Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, you see the humanity side of Jesus.  He ate, slept, was tired, and did what other men did.  As you read, take note of what He did when He was tired, surrounded by people, and did one thing after another for other people.  What makes His response different is His deity.  If Jesus is really God, then He will have the same characteristics as God.  That is a topic for a future post.

I will close with something Jesus said that is recorded in John 14:8-10

Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.”
  Jesus said to him, “Have I been so long with you,
and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip?
He who has seen Me has seen the Father;
how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?
  Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me?
The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own initiative,
but the Father abiding in Me does His works.

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