Daily Bible Reading: Luke 2:25 – 52
Verse of the Day: Luke 2:52 – “And Jesus advanced in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.”
This is a very informative verse about Jesus as a human being. It states that He developed from a baby into a man in the very same way that every other human being does. When we take apart the different words (from the Greek) we see a picture of how He grew up.
The word advanced in this verse is in an imperfect, active, indicative form. This means that it is a continuing action that happens, and that the word is a simple statement of fact. He did not come as a baby with full capacities as a human, but went through the process just as we do.
He grew in wisdom (the mental ability or intelligence), stature (age and height), and favor (the goodwill with others) on a steady basis. He knows what we go through at any stage.
Prayer: Jesus, I know that You understand all that I go through each day, both as You watch me and experientially Yourself. Amen.