Day 11 | The Son King
Reading: Hosea 11:1; Matthew 2
As we prepare to celebrate the coming of Jesus, we are focusing on the incarnation of God’s Son who became a man for our salvation. The idea that Jesus is God’s perfect Son is important. When God created the world and humankind, Adam was created as God’s son. Yet, as we know, he failed to listen and obey God. In the same way, the Bible speaks of the nation of Israel as God’s “son.” Yet again, Israel failed to be faithful to God and failed to obey his word. But with Jesus, we get the perfect picture of God’s Son. He was faithful to God, obeyed God, and lived the perfect life that you and I were meant to live. Jesus is the true Son of God, the true King.
Through faith in Jesus as God’s perfect Son and our substitute, God makes us sons and daughters again. We are transferred from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of Jesus. We are no longer defined by our rebellion, but we are defined by Christ’s work of redemption. Because of Jesus’s finished work, our names are graven on the heart of God. We belong to him.
How much do you make of the thought that you are God’s son or daughter? If one of the highest thoughts we can have about God is that He is holy, one of the most intimate is that through Jesus, we can know God as our Father and Jesus Christ as our brother. He knows our names, and if we’re in Christ, we get the privilege of being called God’s children. What grace!
Question: What do you think of when you think of God? How does seeing God as your perfect Father warm your heart?