Hebrews 2:14-18

As we share "in flesh and blood" so to Jesus took on humanity.  These verses share some of the reasons He did this.  In becoming human, Jesus rendered the devil powerless to hold us under slavery of the fear of death and set us free to live in Him.  He became a merciful and faithful high priest and forgave us our sins and comes to our aid when we are tempted.  All of this is possible because he voluntarily emptied Himself (kenosis, philippians 2) of His heavenly privledges as God and while still totally God, chose to take on human likeness and form in order to minister to us.  Chapter 3 asks us to consider this even further…
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