[The following devotional was written by Wildwood Community Church Student Pastor Jonathan Holmes and is a part of our 2014 Advent Devotional Guide. We will be posting a devotional each day on this blog between November 30 – December 31, 2014.]
Son of God by Jonathan Holmes
Read: Psalm 2:7-9; Proverbs 30:4; Matthew 3:17; Mark 14:61-62; Luke 1:32; John 3:16
In the Gospels we find statements that claim that Jesus Christ was indeed the Son of God. The Gospels claim unanimously that Jesus is not only the Messiah or Savior, but also the Son of God. This lines up with the prophecy found in Psalm 2 and Proverbs 30. In the Old Testament we read claims that the Father has a Son, and with the New Testament we find that Jesus is the literal Son of God.
What does it mean that Jesus is the Son of God?
The major theological point brought out by Jesus being “Son of God” is His own divinity. Jesus is fully God. He is not simply a perfect sinless man, but He is both God and man. The title Son of God describes His distinct role in the Trinity as the Father, Son, and Spirit in which they are one in essence but separate in persons. How beautiful it is that the Father’s will was to send the Son to us, so that we might be saved by Him and through the Spirit.
As we continue to wait in hopeful expectation for the day that we celebrate the Son of God being born as a baby in the manger, may we remember that we are celebrating the arrival of God on earth. As we look to Jesus this season, let us come and adore Him for the Son has taken on flesh to be our suffering Savior. We have a reason to rejoice!
- In what way does knowing that Jesus is God make His birth in Bethlehem more amazing?
- Rejoice that the Son of God, Jesus Christ, has come!