There’s many things in the Bible that are very puzzling to our finite, human minds. For instance, The Trinity, Creation (speaking the world into existence), how Christ endured the wrath of God fully and even His Humanity.
The perplexity and absolute depth of who Christ was as a human and as God is something brilliant to behold when you lay out, side by side, comparisons of both natures.
Yet, when Scripture speaks of His person, it never separates His natures. They are unified. He is the perfect picture and example.
As for us, for the moment, our natures are not unified. By this, I mean that we have this body—the flesh—that we war against and we have our newly-born inner man, the spirit that lives inside this shell. We’re not in unity. There is constant warfare, struggle, battle like in Romans 7.
Jesus on the other hand, has both natures in complete harmony. Let’s consider a few of these soul-fertilizing juxtapositions and notice how Scripture doesn’t say, “Then His God-hood side did this,” or “It came to pass while He was exercising His humanity…”
The Attributes and Mystery of Jesus’ Union of Natures
- He exists eternally and was born as a baby. (Revelation 1:8, Matthew 1:25)
- He has all knowledge and grew in wisdom. (Romans 11:33, Luke 2:52)
- He is Fountain of all joy and He cried. (Psalm 16:11, John 11:35)
- He never sleeps nor slumbers and He grew tired. (Psalm 121:4, Matthew 8:24)
- He knows man’s heart and marveled at the Centurion’s faith. (Luke 5:22, Matthew 8:10)
- He is the Prince of Peace and He came to bring division. (Isaiah 9:6, Matthew 10:34)
- He is timeless and He became subject to time. (John 1:1, John 2:4)
These just barely scratch the surface of what this Divine, Holy and Perfect unity entails…
Just for one last thought:
He ascended and sat down on the right hand throne of God and He walks the aisles of His churches when they meet! (Hebrews 12:2, Revelation 2:1)
This mystery and beauty of Jesus’ humanity and Godhood should also remind us that, though He truly IS the second person of the Godhead, He is also a man that we should be able to relate to Him and He to us.
When you think of these things, let them bring you to a place of worship and praise that the Lord of Creation would humble Himself in such a manner to be in subjection to what He created!