The Messiah’s purpose on earth was made clear in the Old Testament. He would come to do the will of God.
Old Testament Prophecy
Then I said, “Here I am, I have come-
it is written about me in the scroll.
I desire to do your will, O my God;
your law is within my heart.” [Psalm 40:7-8 NIV]
New Testament Fulfillment
By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me. [John 5:30 NIV]
Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said: Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me; with burnt offerings and sin offerings you were not pleased. Then I said, ‘Here I am–it is written about me in the scroll– I have come to do your will, O God.’ ” [Hebrews 10:5-7 NIV]
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