108 – State of Humiliation


STATE OF HUMILIATION

  §108. The state of humiliation 1 was that state in which Christ, according to His human nature, 2 personally united with His divine nature, voluntarily, 3 and in a measure which was requisite for the performance of the work of redemption, 4 abstained from the full and constant 5 use of the divine perfections communicated to His human nature.6


1. The state of humiliation

  Philippians 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

  Hebrews 5:7 Who in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto Him that was able to save Him from death, and was heard in that He feared.

  II Corinthians 5:16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we Him no more.


2. was that state in which Christ, according to His human nature,

  Hebrews 2:6,9 What is Man, that thou art mindful of Him? or the Son of Man, that thou visitest Him? (9) But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

  I Peter 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the Just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.

  Luke 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.

  Malachi 3:6 For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.


3. personally united with His divine nature, voluntarily,

  Philippians 2:7, 8 But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

  II Corinthians 8:9 Ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor.

  John 10:18 No man taketh it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again.

  Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame.


4. and in a measure which was requisite for the performance of the work of redemption, 

  Matthew 20:28 Even as the Son of Man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give His life a ransom for many.

  II Corinthians 8:9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that ye through His poverty might be rich.


5. abstained from the full and constant use

  John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

  John 2:11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth His glory.

  John 11:40 Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?

  John 18:6 As soon then as He had said unto them, I am He, they went backward, and fell to the ground.


6. of the divine perfections communicated to His human nature.

  John 17:5 And now, O Father, glorify Thou Me with Thine own self with the glory which I had with Thee before the world was.

  II Corinthians 8, 9: For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that ye through His poverty might be rich.

  Luke 23:35 He saved others; let Him save Himself, if He be Christ, the chosen of God.

  Mark 13:32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.

  Mark 1:12–13 And immediately the Spirit driveth Him into the wilderness. And He was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto Him.

  Luke 2:51–52 And He went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but His mother kept all these sayings in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.

  Philippians 2:5–8 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.