Since Jesus is God in the flesh, we must keep him at the center of our lives.
1. Jesus is the Word of Life.
“This is the stumbling block of the incarnation—when God becomes a man, he strips away every pretense of man to be God. We can no longer do our own thing; we must do what this one Jewish man wants us to do. We can no longer pose as self-sufficient, because this one Jewish man says we are all sick with sin and must come to him for healing. … When God becomes a man, man ceases to be the measure of all things, and this man becomes the measure of all things.” — John Piper
2. Jesus gives us fellowship with God and One Another.
3. Jesus is the source of true joy.
“Joy is the presence of Jesus in our lives by means of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Joy describes a reality in life of genuine satisfaction intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. Joy is a spirit of exultation regardless of circumstances. Joy is a sense of supernatural strength that can only come from the Lord: ‘the joy of the LORD is your strength’ (Nehemiah 8:10).” — David L. Allen