Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered! Heb. 5:8 NASB
Talk about a challenge??? Mary tells Joseph that she is pregnant and that the child to be born is the Son of the Living God. The angel confirms it to Joseph in a dream! Imagine that… trying to raise the sinless Son of God in your home!
What did having little Jesus in their home look like? Was He like any normal child? Or... Did He show unusual creative abilities while building His Legos? When playing Hide-n-Seek, did He always know where you were? Was He able to finish your sentences for you? When the pet hamster died, did He bring it back to life? When you cut a board to short, did He lengthen it? Did He go fishing without a boat?
Well, one can only imagine!
But one thing for sure.. the Scriptures do confirm that, “He learned obedience”. It may have been the only thing that made His childhood normal. It seems that learning obedience was a necessary experience for even the Son of God to learn. But what of us??
It seems that many who profess that they have invited Jesus home with them, have no interest in learning obedience. Oh, but don’t worry, dear one… our Father knows how to teach us obedience… As it is written…
“My child, don’t make light of the Lord ’s discipline,
and don’t give up when he corrects you.
For the Lord disciplines those he loves,
and he punishes each one he accepts as his child.” Heb. 12:5-6NLT
OK, so your a child of God! What lessons of obedience are you learning?