|Posted by Luis ManueL on December 15, 2013 at 1:10 AM|
Long before Jesus came to earth, everything belonged to the Son. Glory & Joy, the Power & Privilege of Heaven were His. But to come to earth, He left it all behind. Jesus gave up the Riches of Heaven to become a poor person on earth. To become poor meant a laying aside of Glory; a voluntary restraint of Power; an acceptance of hardship, isolation, ill treatment, malice & misunderstanding; & finally death. He was born a baby in a stable, so as a man He might hang on a cross.
Jesus gave up His close relationship with the Father when He took all our sin upon Himself at the cross. In this way He became poor so that you can one day enjoy all the Riches of Heaven that He let go of to come & Save the World..
-" Nancy Guthrie, The Abundant Life"