There is Jesus the Son of Man and Jesus the Son of God.
Jesus the Son of Man chose to do the will of the Father. In His humanity, Jesus was tempted in all ways as we are, but without sin. The Psalmist provides us with some sentiments that we would have to admit Jesus the Son of Man would have held in His heart. In fact these verses could have been prophetic in nature, as in the case of Isaiah.
- I delight to do your will, my God. Yes, your law is within my heart.” (Psalm 40:8)
- I will delight myself in your statutes. I will not forget your word. (Psalm 119:16)
- I will delight myself in your commandments, because I love them. (Psalm 119:47)
- Behold, my servant, whom I uphold; my chosen, in whom my soul delights— I have put my Spirit on him. He will bring justice to the nations. (Isaiah 42:1)
- Therefore when he comes into the world, he says,“Sacrifice and offering you didn’t desire, but you prepared a body for me. You had no pleasure in whole burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin. Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come (in the scroll of the book it is written of me) to do your will, O God.’ (Hebrews 10:5-7)
Lord Jesus Christ made the decision to redeem the human race in concert with the Father, after it had been kidnapped by the Evil One. This Lord Jesus did by becoming man and taking the place of Adam to redeem what was lost. Adam forfeited his rights when he chose to listen to the Evil One. Lord Jesus Christ paid the ransom price when He was crucified as a righteous man, and traded His life for that of Adam and his progeny. Adam’s progeny did not choose to sin, but were born into sin without choice. Lord Jesus Christ loves humankind so much that He was prepared to humble Himself and take upon the form of a servant, in order for us to have eternal life. If this is not love, what is?
As for the Son of God having a choice: everyone who has freewill is capable of making a choice. However, not everyone who has freewill has the power to overcome death. When it comes to humans, we can choose to do evil or we can choose to accept what the Son of God has done for us. But we cannot choose to overcome death on our own because we do not have the power to do so.
Choices can be limited by an individual’s ability to effect the decision made. Inherent in the idea of choice is the ability to perform the action chosen. A person, who says that he has made a choice but does not follow through with his decision, has not made a choice.
When one makes a choice, one really makes a resolution that one keeps. Some people find it easy to make a choice when it comes to doing what they have been conditioned to do. But they fall into the category of wishful thinkers, when having said that they were going to change course and do something different, only to then change their mind and continue as they were. The effect of doing establishes these people as purveyors of false declarations—surely, nobody would do such a thing.
Jesus being the Word of God—the full comprehensive knowledge of God that calculates harmony and issues life—made the choice to come to Earth in accordance to the decision that He determined when in the bosom of the Father (John 1:1–5; John 1:18). When the Son of God came to Earth, He was tempted in every way as we are (Hebrews 4:15), so that He might prove that He is righteous, and show us how we ought to live our lives. Being humble, when on Earth, Jesus called upon His Father in Heaven to give Him strength, to guide Him and enable Him to believe that in His humanity, He had the power over death.
In effect, the preincarnate Son of God freely chose to come to Earth to demonstrate His love and that of the Father towards humankind, and as the Son of Man (taking on a human body), demonstrated His love for us, by showing us how to overcome sin and death—providing we follow in His footsteps.
Understanding The Love Of God Is Understanding The Counsel Of His Will