Week 22: Why must the Redeemer be truly God?

Why must the Redeemer be truly God?

Acts 2:24
But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold of him.

That because of his divine nature his obedience and suffering would be perfect and effective.

Dear God, we pray that you would have mercy on us and take care of us. Remembering that one day we will appear before the judgment-seat of Christ, we thank you that his obedience and suffering on our behalf was perfect and effective. We thank you that you are our heavenly Father and that Christ is our mighty Redeemer. Amen.