Passages ~ “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulder; and His name shall becalled Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The EverlastingFather, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David and upon His kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgmentand with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of theLord of hosts will perform this.” (Isaiah 9:6-7).
“And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city. Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child. So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn” (Luke 2:1-7).
Significance ~ Jesus Christ came to earth as a human baby. As such he was humanly dependent upon His parents. He grew in stature and maturity. By age 12 He was already concerned about carrying out His Father’s will. “And He said to them, ‘Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?’ But they did not understand the statement which He spoke to them” (Luke 2:49-50).
Comment ~ Having experienced humanity He understands what we experience.
the key question: “Who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:15). This is the most important question you will ever answer. If you do not answer it, or answer it incorrectly, you have made the biggest mistake anyone can make!
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