what the Law could not do, weak as it was through
the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the
likeness of sinful flesh and
offering for sin, He condemned sin in the
flesh," Romans 8:3 (NAS)
"For we do not have a high
priest who cannot
with our weaknesses, but One (Jesus)
who has been
tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin."
Hebrews 4:15, (NAS)
our griefs He himself bore, and our sorrows
He carried; yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken,
smitten of God, and afflicted. But
pierced through for our transgressions,
crushed for our iniquities; the
for our well-being fell upon Him, and by
scourging we are healed. All of us like sheep
have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own
way; but the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all
to fall on Him.
oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He did
not open His mouth; like a lamb that is led to
slaughter, and like a sheep that is silent before
its shearers, so He did not open His mouth." Isaiah
53:4-7 (a prophesy about the coming Christ - NAS)
suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also
with the same purpose, because he who has suffered
in the flesh has ceased from sin," 1 Peter 4:1 (NAS)
Christ's Suffering in the Flesh
Christ's life was not pain-free or problem-free.
Jesus Christ came to suffer and die as an offering
for our sin. As a result of what He
experienced in the flesh, He is able to better
"sympathize with our weaknesses."
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