Let’s understand some of Christ’s diverse characters, such as a lion and a lamb, or a root out of dry ground and the life-giving tree (Revelation 5:5-6, 7:17; Genesis 49:9; Isaiah 53:2).
Christ obeys, yet is equal to, the Father. All things depend on Christ, yet Christ is reliant on the Father (Luke 22:41; John 14:21, 15:10, 10:18; Hebrews 5:8; Philippians 2:8; Matthew 27:43; 1 Peter 2:23).
Christ has infinite glory, majesty, with absolute sovereignty, and worthy to have all the good; yet descended on earth, living humbly, gently, and calmly; serving the weak, lowly and despicable; patiently enduring terrible suffering and humiliation; and dying on the cross (Proverbs 30:4; Job 11:8; James 2:5; 1 Corinthians 1:28, 5:7; Colossians 1:16-18, 3:11; Matthew 19:14, 11:29, 21:4-5, 11:29, 8:3, 26:39, 42; Philippians 2:6; John 5:23; Hebrews 1:6, 8, 6:15; Psalm 45:3, 22:14; John 5:17; 1 Peter 2:20-24; and Isaiah 53:7).
Christ was born in a manger from poor parents, submitting to them for 30 years; yet born via the Holy Spirit, with power over Satan, as our Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and the bright Morning Star (Luke 2:24, 1:35; Leviticus 5:7; Isaiah 9:6; Numbers 24:17; Revelation 22:16).
Christ had no place to sleep, with livelihood supported by female followers; yet had power over nature, walking on water, calming the sea, casting demons to pigs, curing sickness, and raising the dead, with voice from the heaven proclaiming Him being the beloved Son of the Father (Luke 9:58, 8:3; John 2:11; Job 9:8; Psalm 65:7, 107:29, 89:8-9; Matthew 17:1-3, 5; 2 Peter 1:16-17).
Christ was treated as the worst criminal, delivered to His enemies, and forsaken by the Father and everyone; yet gained complete victory and was exalted to the highest, with His name above all names, and receiving praises and glory from millions of angels (John 19:15; Luke 22:53, 23:34; Isaiah 53:10; Acts 2:23, 3:17, 2:36-37; Revelation 14:1, 5:9-12; Philippians 2:8-9; Colossians 2:14-15).
At the last judgment, our totally merciful Christ will appear as the bridegroom to the church, inheriting the Kingdom with them forever. Yet earth and heavens will tremble before our totally just Christ (Revelation 20:11, Psalm 85:10, Romans 3:25-26).
We, the worm of the dust, should desire no other savior than Christ, who gently and humbly knocks at our door, waiting to invite us into the Father’s house; unite us with God; be our friend; defend our safety; give us joy, rest and water of life; and be exalted with us in His glory (Revelation 3:20, 22:16-17; Proverbs 8:4, 9:1-6; Isaiah 55:1-3, 31:4; John 17:21-24, 17:13, 20:17, 17:26-27; Matthew 11:28-30, 26:29; Luke 22:30; Galatians 4:4-6).
Summarized from a sermon by Jonathan Edwards