It takes the work of the Spirit in our hearts to see the Lord Jesus as both God and man. To see Him only as one, and not the other, is to be left sadly savior-less. See here how Peter gets it—as we do—when with Peter-like conviction we confess Christ to be Lord of our life.
Jesus asked, “Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? . . . But whom say ye that I am?” and Peter answered, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:13, 15–16). “For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost” (Matthew 18:11). “The Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:28). “As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up” (John 3:14). Stephen said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God” (Acts 7:56). John wrote, “I saw seven golden candlesticks; and in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot” (Revelation 1:12–13).
Golden thought: The Son of man is come to seek that which was lost.
[Excerpt adapted from Wonderful Words by Stewart Custer (November 4 reading).]
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