But as many as received HIM, to them gave HE power to become the sons of GOD, even to them that believe on HIS name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of GOD. 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 1:12-14.
NOTE: When we start looking at Jesus CHRIST as a GOD, we tend to move away from HIM and believe we cannot follow HIS great example. But if we also start looking at the human side of Jesus CHRIST, it gets easier to identify or distinguish our battles and circumstances with those that Jesus faced in this world (as human).
HE went through the same challenges we go through today. Popularity, jealousy, tempted to rule the world, spiritual challenges of hunger while fasting, among other compromising situations, even at HIS Youthful age. Jesus CHRIST faced these challenges and gave us some practical doable solutions that is applicable to all age groups.
As CHRIST-likes, Just as Jesus CHRIST’ obedience, trust, and faith are shown in HIS human form, we need to show the same while following HIS example. If Jesus had not come into this world, I would have been lost. Sometimes ago, I was thinking it’s all spiritually-unattainable, yet morally diatorted, being satisfied with temporary pleasures. At some points, I tried several times to be morally good without a yardstick, but failed at certain levels. Today, truly, I have studied this truth and decided to share it all with you …Jesus CHRIST (the Author and Finisher of our Faith) is the yardstick to see how me and you respond to life for real …So, Look unto HIM firmly! Peace be unto You!