He must stay in that state, wholly man, and wholly God, in order that He might continue to be our intercessor, our High Priest. Due to His ongoing physical state there is also a common bond where Jesus’ affections for His kin are a crucial part of His identity as the God-Man.
Being a follower of Jesus means being at odds with the world, and the world doesn’t like that. It will do everything it can, whether on purpose or out of ignorance, to frustrate your attempts to meet with Christ on the Lord’s Day.
The testimony of covenant is a way God reveals this to His people. His promise is everlasting, because He is everlasting. His covenant cannot change, because He does not change.
I want to bring it back to something about Jonah’s sermon that is important to take note of for our own walk. It exposes our great need, of being made right with God. For without the mercies of the blood of the lamb we are dead in sin and ripe for the judgment.
When we were dead in trespasses and sins Christ died for us. If that don’t make you at the same time yell amen and tear up and jump for joy and be thankful there is something wrong with you.
The one who is the standard bearer of the kingdom of God goes before us to show the devil himself that we are not to be trifled with for our banner shows the greatest victory ever won.
Here we see one of the places where the Larger Catechism expands on the teaching of the Shorter Catechism so that we can better understand our faith and how the world works in light of the Fall and the consequences which flow from it.
We cannot think that an hour of worship with 35 minutes of preaching is going to be sufficient to give us what we need, that is if we have a true desire to learn and grow.
Giving man the freedom to define his own good is to give him the right to destroy himself, for that which is not of faith is sin, and sin leads to death.