With what words do the Scriptures conclude the record of Christ's early life?


"And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man." Verse 52.
NOTE - Christ's early life is a pattern for all children and youth. It was marked by respect and
love for His mother. He was obedient to His parents, and kind to all. He hated sin, and to every temptation
turned a deaf ear. He sought to understand the reason of things, and so increased in knowledge and
wisdom. He was sympathetic and tender-hearted, and ever ready to relieve the oppressed, the sorrowing,
and the suffering. If we love Christ, we shall love to talk of Him; our sweetest thoughts will be of Him; and
by beholding Him we shall be changed into the same image. See note on page 66 of this volume.
ALL praise to Thee, eternal Lord, Clothed in a garb of flesh and blood; Choosing a manger for Thy throne,
While worlds on worlds are Thine alone!
Once did the skies before Thee bow; A virgin's arms contain Thee now: Angels, who did in Thee rejoice,
Now listen to Thine infant voice.
A little child, Thou art our guest, That weary ones in Thee may rest; Forlorn and lowly is Thy birth, That
we may, rise to heaven from earth.
Thou comest in the darksome night To make us children of the light; To make us, in the realms divine,
Like Thine own angels round Thee shine.
All this for us Thy love bath done; By this to Thee our life is won; For this we tune our cheerful lays, And
tell our thanks in songs of praise.
-Martin Luther.

16. How did Christ reprove those who, though familiar with the letter of the Scriptures, failed to understand them?
Was it possible for Christ to be holden of death?
12. Do Catholic authorities acknowledge that there is no command in the Bible, for the sanctification of Sunday?
What was first seen on the opening of the sixth seal ?
11. Should we allow ourselves to be influenced by signs or wonders performed by those who would try to lead us away from God and His law?
What promise has God made to bereaved mothers?
What was one of Christ's parting promises to His disciples?

Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle