DAILY DEVOTIONAL, FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2019
And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.
ALTHOUGH THERE ARE THOSE WHO TEACH THAT JESUS/YESHUA WAS JUST LIKE ANY OTHER NORMAL CHILD, IT IS EVIDENT FROM THIS PASSAGE THAT THAT WAS NOT HOW IT WAS.
THREE KEY PHRASES HERE TELL US OTHERWISE:
- “STRONG IN SPIRIT” – NOTICE IT DIDN’T JUST SAY HE GREW, AND WAS TALL, HANDSOME, ETC. IT SPECIFIES THAT NOT ONLY DID HE BECOME “STRONG” BUT IT WAS A “SPIRITUAL” STRENGTH.
- “FILLED WITH WISDOM” – HE WASN’T SIMPLY DESCRIBED AS “SMART”, BUT HE HAD “WISDOM.” NOT ONLY DID HE HAVE “WISDOM” BUT HE WAS “FILLED” WITH IT.
- “GRACE OF GOD WAS UPON HIM” – HE WAS UNDER THE COVERAGE OF HIS FATHER. HE HAD HIS FATHER’S FAVOUR IN EVERYTHING HE DID. HE WAS, AFTER ALL, GOD’S “ANOINTED.”
YES, IT WAS NOTICED, AND EVIDENCED, RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING, THAT THIS WAS NO ORDINARY CHILD; AND THIS WOULD BE NO “ORDINARY” MAN. THIS WAS, AFTER ALL, THE “SON OF GOD.”
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