Luke writes to help us be certain that Jesus is qualified to be our Savior by showing us that during his first 30 years of life he continually grew in wisdom and God's grace was on Him.
Big Idea: Trust in Jesus, the wise Son.
Luke helps us to be certain that Jesus is qualified to be our Savior by showing us that during his first 30 years of life he continually grew in wisdom and God’s grace was on Him.
Luke 2:40 And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favor of God was upon him.
Luke 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.
1. Wonder at the wisdom of Jesus!
Definition of wisdom:
Description of Jesus growth in wisdom from Luke 2:40-52
Jesus says, “It is necessary for me to be in the things (house, business, teachings) of My Father.”
He is all about His relationship with His Father.
Wisdom is about making the things of the Father your things.
Wonder at how Jesus, God the Son, continually grew in His knowledge of God the Father and was empowered by God the Spirit to love and obey the Father!
2. Seek wisdom by getting to know the Father better as you trust in the Son and live by the Spirit!
Wisdom is not primarily about decision making – it is about truly knowing God and rightly responding to God in love and dependence and obedience!
Wisdom is the knowledge of the Father in the life of the Son by the power of the Spirit.
Jesus in His humanity continually grew in wisdom. All of us who trust in Jesus get to continually grow in wisdom now and for all eternity as we know and love the Father in the Son through the Spirit.
Situation where I need wisdom:
Knowledge of God that I need:
Fruit of the Spirit that I need:
Make it a regular practice to think about your life and the ways that you need wisdom and seek to know God through the Bible better so that you can be transformed by that knowledge of God as you trust in Christ and depend on the Spirit.
Nathan Thiry is the Growth Groups & Outreach Pastor at Faith Bible Church. He enjoys biking and outdoor activities, and has a passion to see the gospel spread throughout our community and the whole world!