Man can go from the gutter to glory with God
What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. (Psalms 8:4-5 KJV)
“What is man, that thou art mindful of him?” That is a question that we cannot possibly wrap our finite minds around this side of heaven. Man cannot possibly understand why God has selflessly given His rich grace and mercy to man who deserves nothing but the burning fires of Hell.
Once we understand our deplorable, sinful condition compared to God’s holy glorious, sinless and perfect condition we see ourselves clearly in contrast to His eternal perfection. Then we contemplate why He would even desire to come down to earth in the flesh as a man (yet, without sin) among us who are of a sinful nature.
That would be like asking the leader of a booming and prosperous society to live in utter poverty so that he could help the paupers of a dirt poor third world existence find a more prosperous life. How many affluent and thriving world leaders would rush to get in line for this once in a lifetime opportunity to help another who was living in the gutters of life? I imagine not one world leader would step up to embark on this kind of humanitarian mission in the world today.
God willingly came to earth to fulfill God’s purpose and will for His life. He could have chosen not to carry out this holy mission for all mankind. He could have called in legions of angels to swoop down and care for Him escorting Him back to the heavenly realm to His Father’s throne.
But Jesus stayed on this earth having all the fleshly desires, feelings, and distinction of man, except a sinful nature. He chose in His holiness to fulfill the will of His Father, willingly sacrificing His precious blood upon the cross and was crowned King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. (Revelation 19:16 KJV)
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. May you know the joy of the Lord all year long.