The Source of All that We Admire in Christ Jesus

When Jesus entered into our relationships, taking on flesh, He continued to live int he communion of the Father and the Holy Spirit. Living in the midst of our brokenness Jesus was subjected to the same temptations we are. Yet He did not sin. Why not? He lived loved. He lived fully in the reality of His Father’s love for Him. Check out what happened at Jesus’ baptism:

21Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened, 22and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” Luke 3:21-22

Jesus spoke of His communion with the Father and the Spirit. In John 5 Jesus connects even the authority of what He did to the reality of being loved by the Father.

19So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise. 20For the Father loves the Son and shows him all that he himself is doing. And greater works than these will he show him, so that you may marvel.
John 5:19-20

Live loved.

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