For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.
Recommended Reading: Philippians 2:5-8
A consistent theme of the Bible is God’s desire to dwell among His people. His presence in the Garden of Eden is continued by His presence in the tabernacle, the temple, and in the “temple[s]” of Christians (1 Corinthians 6:19) and the Church (Ephesians 2:22). Most significantly, God came to earth in the Person of Christ and “tabernacled” (dwelt) among us (John 1:14).
But why the Incarnation of God in human flesh? What did Jesus come to earth to do? While multiple reasons could be cited, Jesus’ own words provide the simplest, and best, explanation: “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost”—another consistent theme through Scripture. From Eden on, God has been seeking His people. In Jesus, God came not only to dwell in our midst but to take upon Himself the full weight of sin caused by man’s rebellion against Him. To that end, Jesus “became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross” (Philippians 2:8).
Have you placed your faith in the One who paid for your sin? Having died for us, our response is to live for Him.
The atonement is the real reason for the Incarnation.
James Montgomery Boice
Credit for David Jeremiah devotional today November 30 2021 : davidjeremiah.org