The idea that the King of kings would be born to a poor family in the most unlikely of towns, to a nation which had only a distant memory of glory, is unthinkable. Yet, these were the circumstances which God chose to announce the birth of His Son. The Messiah coming as a root out of dry ground is descriptive of the time in which Jesus came into the world. The former glory of David’s kingdom of princes and kings was now reduced to dry ground and beggars. Jesus comes from the root of David’s kingdom, but that glorious kingdom has long since faded.
Many Bible critics claim that the story of Jesus Christ is a contrived myth made up by men in the first century. What story teller who desired to make his account popular, would choose the background that the writers of the New Testament chose for Jesus Christ?
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A mystery of the ages, is found in the fulfillment Isaiah’s Prophecy of the Messiah:
Isaiah 50:4 “The Lord GOD has given Me The tongue of the learned, That I should know how to speak A word in season to him who is weary. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear To hear as the learned.
Isaiah describes a Messiah who is God but coming to earth as a child–He must learn as all human beings must learn. Later, in the book of Hebrews, Paul describes Jesus as the Son of God, the Messiah and the fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy–who learned obedience by the things that He suffered.
Hebrews 5:8 though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered.
Consider the Creator of the heavens and the earth acquiring knowledge. Would the God who assembled the matter of the cosmos need to learn? One of the attributes of the Living God is that He knows all things.
1 John 3:20 God…knows all things.
Acts 15:18 Known to God from eternity are all His works.
The Bible describes Jesus as the Creator of all things, and by Him everything that exists came into being and is held together by His power.
Colossians 1:16-17 For by Jesus all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. (RCR)
How is it that the Son of God, who is the Creator, was compelled to learn everything as a child? Continue reading “When God Learned”