The Results of His Coming
A Sermon on John 1:10-12
He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, (ESV)
When the Word became flesh, Jesus Christ became incarnate man! This reality has both temporary and permanent ramifications. Lloyd-Jones proclaims the incredible reality that Jesus lived among His creation for a time, as the Apostle John says, He lived with humanity. Our life on earth, says the Dr., is a temporary season that will give way to permanent home in Heaven. This really is a lasting comfort and fills us with vigor for the truth. The permanent result, Lloyd-Jones explains, is that Jesus took on human nature and can readily identify with all the experiences and challenges of daily life short of sin. This made Him that much more able to empathize with the infirmities and temptations of human nature, and solidified his role as our Great High Priest. This, Lloyd-Jones concludes, also ought to be of great comfort to the believer.