Why Was Jesus Sinless?

“And Mary said: ‘My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant; for behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed. For He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name. And His mercy is on those who fear Him from generation to generation.”

Luke 1:46-50

Ponder This

Jesus was a Lamb without a spot, without blemish. He was the virgin-born Son of God. The Great I AM became a Lamb. The Infinite became an infant, and God lay in a manger.

Why was He born of a virgin? So that He could be sinless. Why did He need to be sinless? So that He could make a blood atonement. The Bible says it is the blood that makes atonement for your sin. There needed to be a sinless sacrifice that no child of Adam could satisfy, because in Adam all die. The bloodline comes from the father. While Mary was the earthly mother, God the Father was the heavenly Father, and the blood that flowed through the veins of Mary’s Lamb was the very blood of God.

He was a special Lamb and a slain Lamb. He came as He did, born of a virgin, to be what He was, sinless. He was born of a virgin that we might be born again. He was made the Son of Man that you and I might become sons and daughters of God. Thank God for that.

  • How does it make you feel when you consider all that God has done so that you might be reconciled with Him?
  • How does the humility of God in the nativity narrative challenge you?

Practice This

Talk to a friend in the faith about how God exemplified humility as He became an infant and spotless lamb. Challenge one another in how you can grow in humility like Him.

Related Radio Programs