Humiliation of Christ

Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Humiliation of Christ : (Philippians 2:8), seen in

  1. his birth (Galatians 4:4; Luke 2:7; John 1:46; Hebrews 2:9),
  2. his circumstances,
  3. his reputation (Isaiah 53; Matthew 26:59,67; Psalm 22:6; Matthew 26:68),
  4. his soul (Psalm 22:1; Matthew 4:1-11; Luke 22:44; Hebrews 2:17,18; 4:15),
  5. his death (Luke 23; John 19; Mark 15:24,25),
  6. and his burial (Isaiah 53:9; Matthew 27:57,58,60).

His humiliation was necessary

  1. to execute the purpose of God (Acts 2:23,24; Psalm 40:6-8),
  2. fulfil the Old Testament types and prophecies,
  3. satisfy the law in the room of the guilty (Isaiah 53; Hebrews 9:12,15), procure for them eternal redemption,
  4. and to show us an example.
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