Perhaps, even more than that, Jesus, the God of all, is called both the root and the offspring of David (rev 22:10). And it is David's throne that Christ sits upon (2 Samuel 7:13-16)..
It is an affront to the religious mind. But is hard to ignore; that Christ arriving into this world and into our lives came despite his human origins being sourced in such extreme acts of sin..
So, when I think of the heaviness of sin, I also think of the much more exceeding heaviness of grace.
Maybe that is partly what James had in mind too, when he said, a little further down the page in 2: 13, that 'mercy triumphs over judgement..'
I can understand why we call this grace 'amazing'.
I agree that the Lord Jesus Christ was a WHOLE lot more than Just dying on a cross
HE came in the fullness of times [ For me it was to open the seals ] being the Son of Man and Being also the Son of God , making him Lord/ master of the dead and Living
man being dead and God alive , that reconciliation noun
the restoration of friendly relations.
"his reconciliation with your uncle"
synonyms: reuniting, reunion, bringing together (again), conciliation, reconcilement, rapprochement, fence-mending; More
the action of making one view or belief compatible with another.
in Him the Law of death was fulfilled
Jesus was conceived of Holy Spirit showing us this is how we would also come , born from above to the earth , making heaven come down ,
Just as it says Jerusalem comes down , no one ascended , in other words no one could ever go up , but it was God who come down , that word stooped , to save mankind , so those what were captive by death and prison that hold [slaves whom wages of sin was death ] , could go free
I have watched a program to where when a slave was set free , he had no clue how to be free , So he still depended on his master , if that Master was a good one , to help him establish himself , before he tried owning anything or having anything to produce and make more
Kind of like What we see Jesus has done in these verses
What is His own with usury and this parable message , they all worked for the same wage saved from death , but wanted or expected more
Like the elder son mentality , was with His father all along and everything was his to use and be inherited, so free , but expected more , because he did not know what he had in this freedom , he was waiting for more in the end or another time/ age ?
8But when it was evening, the owner of the vineyard said to his custodian,
'Call the laborers and give them their wages, and start from the last ones up to the first ones.'
9And those of the 11th hour came and they received a denarius each.
10And when the first ones came they had hoped that they would receive more, and they received a denarius each also.
11And when they received it, they complained to the lord of the estate.
12And they were saying, 'These last ones have worked one hour and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the heat of the day.'
13But he answered and said to one of them, 'My friend, I do no evil to you. Did you not agree with me for a denarius?'
14Take yours and go. But I wish to give to this last group even as to you.
15Or is it illegal for me to do whatever I want to do with my own? Is your eye evil because I am good?' 16So the last will be first and the first last, for the called are many and the chosen ones are few."
17But Yeshua was prepared to go up to Jerusalem and he took aside his twelve disciples privately on the road and he said to them:
18"Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and The Son of Man will be delivered to the Chief Priests and to the Scribes and they will condemn him to death.
19And they will deliver him to Gentiles, and they will mock him, and they will scourge him, and they will crucify him, and the third day he will arise."
8Therefore it says, "WHEN HE ASCENDED ON HIGH, HE LED CAPTIVE A HOST OF CAPTIVES, AND HE GAVE GIFTS TO MEN."
9(Now this expression, "He ascended," what does it mean except that He also had descended into the lower parts of the earth?
10He who descended is Himself also He who ascended far above all the heavens, so that He might fill all things.)
So by this scripture we KNOW He was the only one ascending after the Cross and 3 days to Raise His Body / church up from the earth and those
graves opened and set free , and those gifts are from Him , Holy Spirit how we use them are our joy or loss , whatever the slaves to sin who
has been set free From the Master can do as grace a thankful heart and labor in Love to a debt we could never repay , but appreciate as Blessed