Why must the Redeemer be truly human?

  • Answer: That in human nature he might on our behalf perfectly obey the whole law and suffer the punishment for human sin.
  • Scripture: Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. (Hebrews 2:17)
  • Prayer: Savior and mighty Deliverer, Jesus—your name is full of love, comfort, and confidence to every sinner that takes refuge in it. You obeyed the whole law on our behalf. You suffered the punishment for our sins. You have redeemed us. Thank you that your goodness and power are boundless, and your mercy is infinite. Amen.