Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. (Philippians 2:6-8)
I want to expand our mindset to think about something in order for us to experience even greater value for the lives of all humanity. Note here that in verse 8 it reads that Jesus humbled himself and this was purely out of love. Because of God’s great love for us Jesus was willing to come to rescue humanity from death. We are taught traditionally that Jesus came to satisfy the wrath of God towards humanity and make amends between God and man for man’s trespass. This statement though takes a small bit of truth and then twists the intent to make our father appear as one who is mad at us. The fact is that God is love and has never stopped loving us. Man fell and God knew before man was ever created that he would. In knowing this though sin which was brought manifest first through Satan, had to be dealt with so God in making man mortal created a way for sin to be captured in an entity and then destroyed once and for all. Man’s history was never a surprise to God but a way for Him to deal with sin and yet still create a family, that upon becoming immortal, will never deal with sin again.
I previously said that there was some truth to what was taught and that is God’s wrath towards sin, but note that it is towards sin and not towards man. God’s passionate hatred towards sin is because of its ability to destroy what He so dearly loves. As soon as man sinned man tried to remove himself from the presence of God and started to doubt God. It was this destruction of relationship that God hated, the effects of sin’s existence in one’s life.
So when we read this part of scripture instead of thinking that Jesus came to save us from the wrath of God think more along the lines that God so desired to have a family that He came to rescue us from the effects of sin by becoming a sacrifice for all of humanity.