The Son of Man is God incarnate, the lasting glory, the spring of divine power, and the servant of all men. His holiness judges us all, and His conduct is our measure in the Day of Judgment, because His life is the exact interpretation of the ten commandments. Jesus is truly man and truly God. He did not employ His power for His own interests. It is for this true humility that His Father has given to Him all authority in heaven and on earth.The meek Christ, though He was the Almighty, did not refrain from submitting Himself to the hands of malicious people. His meekness is stronger than the violence of the rulers. He sacrificed Himself for many.This self-denial overcame all the evil forces working for the destruction of the universe. By His atoning death, He wanted to complete our justification, sanctification, and protection. He resolutely went ahead to Jerusalem and suffered for the sake of those who hated Him, redeeming His enemies for His kingdom and loving them to the end.How great is our redemption through Christ’s death on the cross! His love reveals our selfishness and pride, but the grace of the Lamb of God changes and cleanses us. His sacrifice saves our reprobate souls. At that time, Jesus’ disciples did not recognize the depth and mystery of His salvation, and were exceedingly sorrowful when He told them about His approaching death. They could not imagine the need for it and did not believe it.