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The Incarnation

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: During this Christmas season, you’ll likely hear the word incarnation. It comes from two Latin words that mean “in the flesh.” For us, it’s a theological term meaning “the Word became flesh.” God took on human form. Emmanuel. God with us. The incarnation.

Take a minute to think about the Christmas story in the light of Philippians 2, which tells us that though Jesus “was in the form of God, [He] did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped.”

In other words, He didn’t cling to His rights as God. The verse goes on to explain how He “made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant.” This shows His humility, His condescension. How did He take the form of a servant? According to Philippians 2, it was “being born in the likeness of men.”

The incarnation—a doctrine that is vital to the Christian faith. Would you take a minute to thank the God who became flesh?

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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Topics: Holidays, The Son

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