By faith in the atonement of Christ we receive the forgiveness of sins. It is enough for us to know and believe fully and completely that according to the Scriptures He died for our sins. (1 Corinthians 15:3) This, in turn tells us that He lived here in this world without sinning; otherwise He Himself would have been guilty of death, and if that were the case, His death could not possibly have been an atoning death for us.
However, we are called not only to receive the forgiveness of sins, but to overcome all sin, to follow Him who committed no sin. 1 Peter 2:20-24. Thus it is this very thing, Christ manifested in the flesh—the condition of the Son of Man, His temptations, difficulties, battles and victories while He lived on earth—that is of such living interest and significance for us.
This booklet has been written to comfort, gladden, and strengthen all those who have a fervent longing to walk in Jesus’ steps. May there be many who will receive enlightened eyes to see the greatness and beauty of Christ during His deep humiliation in the days of His flesh! May there be many who behold more deeply His masterful work and thus become mightily strengthened in faith that it shall also succeed for them, under any and every circumstance, to get victory over all sin!