I Have Come

Therefore, when He came into the world, He said: ‘Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but a body You have prepared for Me. In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You had no pleasure.’ Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come—in the volume of the book it is written of Me—to do Your will, O God.’ Previously saying, ‘Sacrifice and offering, burnt offerings, and offerings for sin You did not desire, nor had pleasure in them’ (which are offered according to the law), then He said, ‘Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God.’ He takes away the first that He may establish the second” (Hebrews 10:5-9).

An explicit reason for Jesus’ incarnation was to fulfill every jot and tittle of the Law (Matthew 5:17-18). In fulfilling this mission, Jesus secured the right to lawfully remove the Old Testament—with its animal, grain, burnt, and sin offerings—and establish the new and better covenant predicted by Jeremiah (see Hebrews 8:8-13).

Without a completely willing and sinless human to be the atoning sacrifice for sin, human redemption was impossible.

“I have come to do Thy will, O God” summarizes Jesus’ life succinctly and perfectly.

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