Fully Human, Fully Divine

Read Luke 3:21-37

Focal Verse

“And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased”

Luke 3:22

Bible Study

In this verse we get a beautiful snapshot of the Trinity: The Father who affirms Jesus even before He has actually started the ministry. The Holy Spirit who anoints Jesus for the upcoming ministry. And Jesus, who continues to respond to them perfectly through the 3 years of public life and the Passion. This is the climax and human history and that is why Luke gives us the genealogy of Jesus. The new perfect Adam is now here and He will reverse the effects of the sinful act of disobedience of the first Adam.

Key Word: "son (huios in Greek)"

You will note that the word ‘son’ is found in God the Father’s words of affirmation and 76 times in the genealogy to emphasise that Jesus is both fully God and fully human.

Reflection and Application

God loves us not because of any of our qualifications but because He is love. He addressed the same words to you because in baptism you have been adopted into His Family: “You are my son, my daughter whom I love”.

Prayer

Father, thank you for Jesus. Jesus thank you that you came. Holy Spirit thank you for dwelling in me. God help me love you more and more.

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