I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
The second part of the Trinity–Son of God. This name for Christ is a familiar one. It might even be one that you say “well, duh.” However, what does it mean for Jesus to be the Son of God?
To be a son means to have the full benefits of that family. To be a part of those people you call parents. For biological sons, it may even mean having physical characteristics like your father. Our son is tall just like his father, he has a dimple in his chin like his dad, he also has the high forehead his dad has. Many people say he looks like his dad. I, personally, think he is a good combination of both of us. My son’s son, also has similarities to his father. The dimpled chin and the high forehead. When holding up a photo of my son as a baby next to our grandson, oh, boy, is there ever a similarity.
So, how is Christ like His father. What characteristics does He have that the Father in heaven has? How about: holy, all-knowing, all-powerful, righteous, merciful, gracious, kind, judicious, promise keeper, faithful, and just.
Jesus, himself, said to know Him was to know the Father (Matthew 11:27–All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him).
He is the exact representation of the Father (Hebrews 1:3–The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word).
So, for us to know Jesus Christ, believe in Him with our whole heart, and accept Him as our Lord and Savior means we know God the Father also. Because, Jesus IS God.
John 20:31–But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
Here is another song for you to listen to this week and to reflect on Jesus as the Son of God.
Jesus Son of God by Chris Tomlin
Those are my thoughts for today.
Week #1–Lamb of God
Week #2–Son of Man