Believers will joyfully ponder the unique sonship of Jesus Christ for all of eternity. Normally, a son does not volunteer himself to be subordinate. It is something determined for him at birth─necessitated by his dependence and vulnerability. But Christ’s obedience was not as an inferior but was to His equal. And it was His choice to “do always those things” that pleased His Father.
“The Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee” (Psalm 2:7). “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel [God with us]” (Isaiah 7:14). “And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:17). “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). “But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom” (Hebrews 1:8).
“And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world” (1 John 4:14).
GOLDEN THOUGHT: The Father sent His Son to be the Savior of the world.
[Excerpt adapted from Wonderful Words by Stewart Custer (November 2 reading).]