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Strong in Spirit

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    And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit. Luke 2:40

    This stood out to me. Jesus had to pass from one state to another; to become; as, to wax strong. He grew. He did his work, praying and being obedient to God.

    Matthew Henry says, “In all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, and therefore he passed through infancy and childhood as other children did, yet without sin; nay, with manifest indications of a divine nature in him. As other children, he grew in stature of body. Whereas other children are weak in understanding and resolution, he was strong in spirit. By the Spirit of God his human soul was endued with extraordinary vigour, and all his faculties performed their offices in an extraordinary manner. He reasoned strongly, and his judgment was penetrating. Whereas other children have foolishness bound in their hearts, which appears in what they say or do, he was filled with wisdom, not by any advantages of instruction and education, but by the operation of the Holy Ghost; everything he said and did was wisely said, and wisely done, above his years. He was greatly beloved, and high in the favour of God; that God loved him, and cherished him, and took a particular care of him.

    Jesus loves all His children, and it is our duty and privilege to follow Jesus’ example and grow strong in our understanding.
    Christian Science explains clearly how to do this and the pure teaching in this church teaches us how to use it in our daily lives. Thank God.

    Colleen Mostika

    Hi Sharon,
    Thank you for sharing this with us. As I have been reading the lesson this week, I am so moved and inspired by Jesus’ Life. Although he was endowed with the Spirit more than others, he didn’t just rest on that and do nothing. He humbly worked to learn the Scriptures and to be the son that God wanted him to be. He studied and demonstrated the healing that made the prophesies come to life for all mankind to see and rely on. He met and mastered all sin and left his work for us to be blessed with. Love is All as Jesus showed us. We are so blessed by his birth into this world..

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