The Son of Man

“Son of Man” is a simple, but sometimes perplexing, expression.  On the one hand, it can simply mean a human being, for every human being is himself the son of a human being (excepting Adam and Eve, of course).  On the other hand, the expression is regarded as being applied to the Messiah in the prophet Daniel when he writes of “one like a son of man” being given a dominion over all human beings that would never pass away.  Notwithstanding the ambiguity of its meaning, or perhaps because of it, Jesus seemed to feel comfortable using it when referring to Himself.

We know now that Jesus was a son of man (that is, He was human), and also that He was and is “The Son of Man” (that is, the Messiah who rules all people and whose dominion will never pass away).

Let us worship the Son of Man who gave Himself for our sins that He might lead us in righteousness and truth throughout all eternity.

He was humble enough to live with all the limitations of humanity, but great enough to bear the rule of the universe.  Oh, how we stagger at the majesty of this Son of Man!

He is present with you now.  Do not ignore Him.  Acknowledge Him in all that you think.  He will accept the offering of your thoughts.  He will not look away.

Bible notes on this post.

See also the post Call on His Name, which includes a listing of other names of the Lord.

The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ to those who want to hear about Him without having to join a church – or anything else – but Him.

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