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.
On what basis is there no possibility of justification for the sinner?
What is promised those who honor their father and their mother?
By what is the Medo-Persian Empire represented in the great image?
21. What shows that the new, or second, covenant and the Abrahamic covenant are virtually the same?
What will this prophet do when he comes?
What other event is mentioned under this seal?
To what place did Jesus retire for secret devotion?
Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle