HE CAME IN OUR IMAGE TO MAKE US IN HIS IMAGE

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Submitted Date 07/20/2019
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"Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted." (‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭2:17-18‬ ‭NKJV‬‬)

https://www.bible.com/bible/114/heb.2.17-18.nkjv

That I know of, the word propitiation is used only in religious contexts. It refers to a substitutionary sacrifice, such as when a lamb, bull or the like is sacrificed on behalf of the sins of a family or a nation. Because it is not used in any other contexts, it's not a word one really hears a lot.

The writer to the Hebrews here points out that for Jesus to be a substitutionary sacrifice for us required that He be made like us, suffering and being tempted in like fashion. Having gone through such trials, we are aided by the confidence that by the power of His Holy Spirit we can withstand such difficulties, even as He did. Not even our most difficult dilemmas are beyond His help.

Paul gave extended the comparison even further, challenging us to be like our Lord. "Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men." (Philippians 2:5-7 NKJV) Not only was He made like you and me, but He became a bondservant, basically a a slave.

No other faith, religion or sect has such a leader, such an example for its adherents. Are we willing to do as He did?

(https://pappawpyle.wordpress.com/2019/07/19/he-came-in-our-image-to-make-us-in-his-image/)

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