He came for us
2 Corinthians 5:1-5
• Jesus left his eternal home and came to an earthly tent, he tabernacled amongst us (john 1:14) and his life was destroyed.
He did this so we can know the truth of v1. That is our earthly tent will be destroyed but when it is we have a home in heaven.
He came down so that we can go up.
• Jesus learnt obedience with groans and cries (Hebrews 5:7). He took off his clothes of majesty and humbled himself in nakedness as a baby and then he died naked.
He did this so we can know the truth of v2-3. That is though we face burdens of this life we groan and long for what is to come.
He became naked so that we can become clothed.
• Jesus is the purpose of God for the world.
He did this so we can know the truth of v5. That is though we may have many questions we live within His purpose.
His purpose was questioned with ‘who are you?’ on many occasions so that in our many questions we know there is a purpose.
The back to front of the gospel!