Everything You Need is in Jesus

Posted by Pastor Les on

Luke’s genealogy concludes with the assertion that Jesus is the very Son of God. Dr. Ligon Duncan writes, “He's not just a great moral prophet. He's not just a great philosopher. He's not just a great leader of men. He is the very Son of God. In other words, Luke is saying we have a temptation to trust in ourselves and trust in people, and when we do, our trust is built on sand, because…people are sinners, and they will let you down. But if you will turn your eyes on Jesus, if you will put your faith in Him, He has in Him concentrated the sum total of everything that you need. He is identified with sinners, and so He can bear your sin. He is fully human, so He can be a great high priest who can sympathize with your weaknesses as a human. He is the Messiah, and David's heir, and so He is the King of your heart to reign over you. He is the heir of Abraham, and so all of God's promises to Abraham are yours in Him. He is the second Adam. The son of Adam has reversed the course of Adam's curse so that you can find the blessings of God in Him. And He is the very Son of God, and by trust(ing) in Him you become the very children of the heavenly Father. In other words, Luke is saying the sum total of everything that you need is concentrated in Jesus, and it's not found anywhere outside of Him. There's nothing that you need that's outside of Him, but everything that you do need is in Him.”

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