Tag: Luke 3:21-23

Identity from the Father!

Scripture reading for March 7th:  Luke 3

Key scriptures for over-comers:  Luke 3:21-23.  “When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too.  And as He was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended on Him in bodily form like a dove. And a Voice came from heaven: “You are My Son, whom I love, with You I am well-pleased.”  Now Jesus Himself was about thirty years old when He began His ministry, He was the son, so it was thought of Joseph, . .”

Who is your father here on earth?   Jesus had an earthly adoptive ‘father’ named Joseph who was descended from a famous ‘father’ in Israel, King David.   David, in turn, was a descendant of Abraham.  Abraham’s lineage went all the way back to Adam!  Luke was showing the Gentiles that Jesus was the ‘Son of Man’.  But Luke also showed that Jesus had a real Father in heaven.  At Jesus’ baptism, the voice of the Father clearly declared “You are My Son, Whom I love, with You I am well-pleased!”  Jesus may have been known as ‘the carpenter’s son’, but He was also God’s Son!

Observations for over-comers:  We may have an earthly father, or maybe not one we know.  But when we are born again in Christ Jesus, we have a Father in heaven who says to us at our baptism, ‘You are My Son (Daughter), Whom I love, with You I am well-pleased.”  “When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?” (Psalm 8:3-4)

 

 

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