Who is Jesus? Was he a man who walked the roads of Israel proclaiming to be God? Or was he a prophet of God, leading the way for the Messiah? Maybe a rabbi proclaiming God’s Words and trying to reach the lost.
The bible tells us that Jesus was the Messiah. So I would have to answer yes to all of the above. Jesus was a man, a prophet, and a rabbi. Yet Jesus was much more than that, He is God Himself in the flesh, who came into this world not to condemn, but to save. You either believe this or you do not. We all have this choice to make.
30 “I and My Father are one.”
1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
14 “And the Word became 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.”
Jesus was a Jew. He was born into Jewish lineage, from Abraham, Issac, and Jacob. The Jewish people are God’s chosen people. They were chosen to bless the world with the Messiah. To bring salvation and hope. And this is exactly what happened when Jesus entered into this world.
While I may not agree with the Jewish people on the issue of who Jesus is, I love them dearly for who they are, God’s chosen people. They are blessed by God, chosen by God, and loved dearly by God. I have been grafted into their lineage by God, and I thank Him for it.
3 “I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;
And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
Many, many people still do not believe that Jesus was the true Messiah. Most Jews of today do not believe that Jesus was the true Messiah. Yet at the same time, there are many Jews, Muslims, and Hindus who are seeing the truth, and accepting Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
Jesus is God in the flesh, who came into this world as our way to have eternal life with Him. To live forever eternally with the Father. He has given us a new covenant, the old has passed away. We do not live by the law, but by the grace of God. By His saving grace and mercy upon us.
Remember the greatest commandment of all: “Love”. God is love. Love the Lord your God with all of your heart, love your neighbors, love your family, love your enemies.
36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
28 “So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself.”
44 “But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,”
While we all may not see eye to eye, we are all in this together. Where we end up is another story.