In our last "Got Questions" we answered, "How did Jesus become a man?" The question "Why did Jesus become a man?" is correctly answered with God's purpose and plan of redemption. God sent Jesus to accomplish His mission of rescuing us. Jesus came and lived a sinless human life and died a painful human death; and He did it for sinful man, opening the way to forgiveness and eternal life.
With Christmas having just passed, let's take a minute to reflect upon the miracle of the incarnation of the Lord Jesus Christ and understand another reason why God entered into our world.
God with Us
Isaiah prophesied it:
"Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel" (Isaiah 7:14).
Matthew penned it:
"Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us" (Matthew 1:23).
John proclaimed it:
"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 1:14).
God took on human flesh and became a man so we could better know Him. The incarnation was a revelation to man of the righteousness of God. God had in many ways given mankind an understanding of His righteousness but with the incarnation man could now see the righteousness of God in the person of Jesus Christ.