Motivation. Jesus must have had it.
Think about it. What else would have prompted the Son of God to leave the fancy, bling-filled life he had in heaven (Streets of gold, remember?) to wake in a straw-filled manger with stinky cattle and sheep nearby?
He went from gold-paved streets to walking in the dirt. He didn’t even have running water or proper sanitary facilities.
What was God thinking, sending his cultured and well-bred Son to live in such conditions?
We can find God’s motivations in 1 Timothy 1:15.
“The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.”
Ah, now it is obvious. We can begin to clear the slate. Jesus didn’t come to nurture our social standing. He didn’t give up his royal lifestyle so we could have a larger home. Even a finer car didn’t move him to spend 33 years on the earth.
We can count the reasons Jesus came to live in human form on one hand using only one finger.
“Jesus came into the world to save sinners.”
That’s it. No more. There you have what it’s all about. Jesus came, and people were changed. It was inevitable. Anything else we receive from Christ is icing on our spiritual cake.
Let’s be like Jesus. Let’s be a magnet for the lost, living in a way that draws people to Christ.
When we live as Jesus did, people will find Christ. It’s simply inevitable.
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