I was preaching tonight in our service from Hebrews 10:1-18 and I focused on verses 5 and 10. verse 5 (ESV) says, “Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body have you prepared for me.” Verse 10 (ESV) says, “We have been Sanctified (set apart) through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
The virgin birth is truly essential to the Christian faith. You see, the sacrifice for sin had to be a perfect sacrifice. Man could not provide it: not through animals, money, or any other thing that might be given in sacrifice.
Only God could provide it. So He prepared Himself a body, by way of the virgin birth. This body was to be perfect, without any sin.
Only Jesus satisfied this requirement. He is born of a virgin, new no sin, lived a perfect life.
He willingly gave up His life for ours.
Here is hope. Here is inspiration. Here is peace.