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Dr. David Jeremiah Daily Devotional December 7 2023.

    The theme for today’s devotional by Dr. David Jeremiah is ”Subject to God

    SCRIPTURE: Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Matthew 16:16

    In the Jewish faith, boys and girls participate in a coming of age ceremony called bar mitzvah (for boys at age thirteen) or bat mitzvah (for girls at age twelve). These Hebrew phrases translate as “son of [or daughter of] commandment.” In rabbinic terms, the phrases refer to “one who is subject to the law.”

    If “son of commandment” refers to one who is subject to the law, what does “Son of God” mean? It would mean one who is subject to God. The phrase “Son of God” refers 45 times to Jesus Christ in the New Testament. The term is Messianic, a fulfillment of the words of Psalm 2:7: “You are My Son, today I have begotten You.” God Himself is referred to as “Father of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 15:6), signifying the filial relationship between Christ and the Father. The Gospel of John, more than any other New Testament writing, emphasizes the deity of Christ as the Son of God.

    Jesus is the Son of Man and Son of God. Thank Him today for being subject to the Father in all things in a way we could never be.

    The Son of God became the Son of Man in order that the sons of men might become the sons of God.

    Credit: Turning Point Ministries

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