Jesus, The Son of God
Luke 3.21-4.13: Imagine the scene. People have been struck in their hearts with conviction, turned from their thinking and wickedness to trust God. There is a crowd being baptized and dwelling among them is One who is the long awaited Messiah. Jesus was baptized alongside those who were wanting to be on God’s side and He was joining the front lines with them as the approved and announced Son of God. Holy Spirit empowered, filled and led, Jesus begins His ministry as the new and second Adam whose ministry will be to assemble and create a new race and people. Where the first Adam failed, Jesus succeeds as He is attacked by Satan only to prevail as He obeys the Father’s will. The Son of God was destined to suffer to put a devastating end to Satan and to purchase salvation for those whom He became like. Satan didn’t want Jesus to face suffering. He knew what it meant if He did, but this was Jesus’ calling as the Son of God. Today, let us praise the Son of God who came to battle for us, that we would follow Him in obeying God’s will just as He did.