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Dec 10, 2023

Scripture Reading: Luke 1:30-35  Matthew 3:16-17  Hebrews 1:1-3 

Jesus: Son of God

One of the foundational things to be said about Jesus is that He was/is the Son of God.  The angel declared this wonder to Mary.  "And the angel answered her, 'The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy - the Son of God'" (Lk 1:35).  

Simon Peter declared this wonder when Jesus asked what the disciples thought about His identity.  "Simon Peter replied, 'You are the Christ, the Son of the living God'" (Mt 16:16).

The ramifications of this glorious reality are massive and profound.  One conclusion to be drawn from the fact that Jesus is the Son of God is that Jesus is deity.  He is not only the Son of God … He is God the Son.  This truth is denied by most people who affirm that Jesus was a historical figure. 

A second conclusion to be drawn from Jesus being the Son of God is the relationship of infinite love between the Father and the Son.  At Jesus' baptism (Mt 3:17) and on the mount of transfiguration (Mt 17:5) God's voice from heaven declared "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased."

To be united with the Son of God, as all Christians are, means that we become children of God, by adoption, and have the unimaginable privilege of addressing God as 'Father' (Eph 1:5; Gal 4:4-6).