Let’s answer your question about Lucifer first. His creation is spoken of in Ezekiel 28:12 & 15, “Thus says the Lord God: ‘You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and PERFECT IN BEAUTY…You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, till iniquity was found in you” (NKJV). So, yes, Lucifer was “the perfection of beauty” and he also was “full of wisdom.” But his beauty and wisdom eventually led to his fall, for he became so obsessed with his perfection that he rebelled against God.  You can read about his fall into sin and rebellion against God in Isaiah 14:12-14. The Lord Jesus is an “uncreated being” for He is God and thus He created all things (see John 1:1 and Colossians 1:15-16). Yet because Satan tempted Adam and Eve to sin, which led to their fall and rebellion against God (see Genesis 3:1-6), the Son of God (and the eternal Word) became a true man in order to take man’s place in death and judgment for their sins (see John 1:14 with Hebrews 2:9-17).

What did Jesus look like as a Man? In Isaiah 53:1-2 we read this prophecy about Jesus: “Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground. He has NO FORM OR COMELINESS; and when we see Him, there is NO BEAUTY that we should desire Him.” We learn here that there was nothing in Jesus’ appearance to attract others to Him. This does NOT mean He was ugly, but that He appeared before His fellow-Jews as a “common man.” You may recall when the Jews chose their first king they picked a man named Saul and here is what we read about him: “And he had a choice and handsome son whose name was Saul. There was NOT A MORE HANDSOME PERSON THAN HE among the children of Israel. From his shoulders upward HE WAS TALLER THAN ANY OTHER OF THE PEOPLE” (1st Samuel 9:2). This tells us a lot about the children of Israel; they wanted someone to reign over them who was better-looking than anyone else! In other words, they were more concerned about one’s “physical beauty” than their “moral and spiritual beauty.” So when Jesus presented Himself to them as their long-awaited Messiah-King, they weren’t attracted to Him physically, for He looked no different than any other man. This was one of the reasons for what Isaiah said next, “He is despised and rejected by men” (verse 3). What a sad commentary on the heart of man!

Another passage which teaches us that Jesus looked like an ordinary man is Matthew 26:47-49, “And while He was still speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, with a great multitude with swords and clubs, came from the chief priests and elders of the people. Now His betrayer had given them a sign, saying, ‘Whomever I kiss, He is the One; seize Him.’ Immediately he went up to Jesus and said, ‘Greetings, Rabbi!’ and kissed Him.” If Jesus had looked unusually handsome or ugly, a sign would not have been needed, but in order to distinguish Him from the rest of His disciples Judas kissed Him.

In closing, let me add that after Jesus was arrested in the garden of Gethsemane He went through a series of beatings from Roman soldiers and thus we read in Isaiah 52:14 that “His visage was marred more than any man, and His form more than the sons of men.” One could say He was beaten beyond recognition! Every true believer in Christ is humbled by this truth, for He was indeed “physically ugly” after man had their way with Him as He made His way to the cross of Calvary where He would “bear our sins in His own body on the tree” (1st Peter 2:24). And surely the pain and tortures of crucifixion also affected His physical appearance, adding to the truth of this verse. Yet every believer, who has seen Christ by faith hanging on the cross, realizes that He was never more beautiful than when He “suffered once for our sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God” (1st Peter 3:18). Because He was willing to suffer in so many ways (not just physically), each believer can echo the truth of Song of Songs 5:18, “He is altogether lovely.” When we see Him in glory we will actually see the wounds that He received at Calvary (in His hands, feet and side…see John 20:24-29) and that He will bear throughout all eternity, for we are told in Revelation 5:6 that “in the midst of the throne…and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb AS THOUGH IT HAD BEEN SLAIN.” Those marks will forever remind us that He was willing to have His “visage marred more than any man, and His form more than the sons of men” in order to redeem us and to have us with Him throughout the endless ages of eternity. Surely we will exclaim forever, “He is altogether lovely!”  (428.3)  (DO)