save him from death?; John l2:27 ? ?Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour?; 11:33 ? ?he groaned in the spirit?; 35 ? ?Jesus wept?; <401423>Matthew 14:23 ? ?he went up into the mountain apart to pray.? <580316>Hebrews 3:16 ? ?For it is not doubtless angels whom he rescueth, but he rescueth the seed of Abraham? (Kendrick).
Prof. J. P. Silvernail, on The Elocution of Jesus, finds the following intimations as to his delivery. It was characterized by naturalness (sitting, as at Capernaum), deliberation (cultivates responsiveness in his hearers), circumspection (he looked at Peter), dramatic action (woman taken in adultery), self-control (authority, poise, no vociferation, denunciation of Scribes and Pharisees). All these are manifestations of truly human qualities and virtues. The epistle of James, the brother of our Lord, with its exaltation of a meek, quiet and holy life, may be an unconscious reflection of the character of Jesus, as it had appeared to James during the early days at Nazareth. So John the Baptist?s exclamation, ?I have need to be baptized of thee? ( <400314>Matthew 3:14), may be an inference from his intercourse with Jesus in childhood and youth.
(d) He was subject to the ordinary laws of human development, both in body and soul (grew and waxed strong in spirit, asked questions, grew in wisdom and stature, learned obedience, suffered being tempted, was made perfect through sufferings).
<420240> Luke 2:40 ? ?the child grew, and waxed strong, filled with wisdom ?; 46 ? ?sitting in the midst of the teachers, both hearing them, and asking them questions? (here, at his twelfth year, he appears first to become fully conscious that he is the Sent of God, the Son of God; 49 ? ?knew ye not that I must be in my Father?s house?? lit. ?in the things of my Father?); 52 ? ?advanced in wisdom and stature?; <580508>Hebrews 5:8 ? ?learned obedience by the things which he suffered?; 2:18 ? ?in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succor them that are tempted?; 10 ? ?it became him...to make the author of their salvation perfect trough sufferings.?
Keble: ?Was not our Lord a little child, Taught by degrees to pray; By father dear and mother mild Instructed day by day?? Adamson, The Mind in Christ: ?To Henry Drummond Christianity was the crown of the evolution of the whole universe. Jesus growth in stature and in favor with God and men is a picture in miniature of the age-long evolutionary process.? Forrest, Christ of History and of Experience, 185 ? The incarnation of the Son was not his one revelation of God, but the
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