Jesus Is Your Man

It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking. But there is a place where someone has testified: “What is mankind that you are mindful of them, a son of man that you care for him? You made them a little lower than the angels; you crowned them with glory and honor and put everything under their feet.” In putting everything under them, God left nothing that is not subject to them. Yet at present we do not see everything subject to them.
— Hebrews 2:5-8

If you’re looking for the right person to do any given job for you, there may be some better and some worse, but for the job of salvation, there was only one man who could do it: the God-man Jesus! Ignatius of Antioch (died in 110 AD) puts it this way in His letter to the Ephesians: “There is only one physician, who is both flesh and spirit, born and unborn, God in man, true life in death, both from Mary and from God, first subject to suffering and then beyond it, Jesus Christ our Lord.”

In other words if he had not been God, he could not have saved you (we saw that earlier in Hebrews where it was claimed He was superior to the angels). But also, (argued here) is the fact that if he had not been human he also could not have saved you! (Being made lower than the angels for a time in his incarnation). Because Jesus Is Both Higher and Lower Than the Angels, He fulfills Both Ends of the Covenant of Grace on your behalf!

In Prayer Today:

Thank the Lord Jesus for His Humanity and His Divinity, two natures forever united in one person.