Ginrich's Devotional Blog

January 8, 2015

Growing

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am

Luke 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.

I prayed this scripture verse for our children every day of their lives. I continue to pray it for our grandchildren. When the oldest grandchild grew to 6’7” I started leaving out the word “stature.” This scripture verse is all we have written of Jesus between age 12 and around 30 years of age yet there is a lot in this verse. Jesus grew in knowledge. He learned the scriptures of the Old Testament. He also learned the skills of a carpenter. He also grew in stature just as we do. He grew from a baby into a man with muscles and physical strength to withstand the lashings that would be coming His way. He grew in favor with man. He drew people to Him. He grew in favor with God. At His baptism by John God spoke words of approval. Our question is how are we growing? How are our children and grandchildren growing? We must not only pray this scripture, we must see they have the tools needed to grow this way.

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