Probably since middle school when someone did something really awesome we called him or her “the man”. I didn’t know at the time that this was a Biblical statement, lol. But as you can see from the verse below, Jesus did something greater than anyone can fathom and he is called “The Man”. I’m sure you know that God’s Word is not trying to assume the same meaning of “The Man” that middle schoolers use but this verse does point out the magnitude of the greatness of our God.
For Jesus to be given as a ransom means that their had to be something that was held in exchange for this price. Take a minute to think about what you would exchange for your only son as a ransom. Can you think of anything? Can you even fathom the idea? Abraham may have an idea of what this could feel like with his obedience to sacrifice his only son until God pardoned Isaac and provided a sacrifice. But, Abraham’s sacrifice, though unthinkable, was for a perfect God. God faced this situation and the exchange for His Son was a group of people that were selfish and even worse most would not choose to follow Him after His sacrifice.
Thankfully God went through with the exchange, His Son’s life for the opportunity for all people to be adopted into His family. I’m grateful because I’m one of the selfish ones that was adopted. God went to immeasurable lengths to offer His Fatherhood so that we could be His sons and daughters, princes and princesses. Whether you know it or not God truly is “The Man” and He loves you very much. May we be quick to tell people how good our Father truly is. Happy Monday!
1 Timothy 2:5-6 (NIV)
For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time.