Jesus, the Son of Man. Luke- Week 11- Day 3

(5)  And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

Luke 6:3-5

Explanation:

The second way we can miss out on what God wants to do is in view here.  We miss out on what God wants to do when we mistake His Identity. (v.5)

Part of Jesus’ answer to their question is to make His identity clear. Jesus calls himself by two titles in this verse.  Today we will look at the title “Son of Man”

The “Son of Man” is a messianic title from Daniel 7.  Look at the verses.

(13)  I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.  (14)  And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

Daniel 7:13-14

The “Son of Man” in Daniel’s vision is the one to whom dominion of an everlasting, eternal kingdom is given.  It is at once a reference to the person’s deity and their humanity.  The only one who can fulfill that title is Jesus Christ!  This is who Jesus was claiming to be.  This is who Jesus is!

Application:

Jesus is not just the one who came to die for our sins and rise again.  Jesus is the one who is coming again to rule and to reign.  If you do not recognize who He is you will miss out on what He wants to do in your life both now and eternity.

Respond:

Have you recognized Jesus as King?  Take some time today to thank God for His Authority and the incredible future He has planned.