This week we will cover the fourth and last aspect of the growth of Jesus from my book, "Did Jesus Just Happen"
The fourth aspect of the growth of Jesus is that He grew in favor with God. This last aspect of Jesus' growth has to do with the spiritual development of life. To grow in favor with God is to become increasingly pleasing to Him. To say that Jesus grew in favor with God does not mean that He was ever in disfavor with God. God could have said from the beginning of eternity, "This is My Beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased." It does mean that Jesus grew in spiritual understanding.
We continue with the Growth of Jesus from my Book "Did Jesus Just Happen"
The third aspect of the growth of Jesus is that He grew in favor of man. This part suggests that Jesus also grew from the standpoint of social relationships. The word "favor" carries that idea of becoming or looking beautiful. To have favor with men is to look good in the eyes of men. In this respect Jesus grew. This does not mean that He was looked upon with favor by everyone He met, but it does mean that He developed the art of getting along with people. He learned how to live with people.
We continue with our thoughts on the Growth of Jesus from "Did Jesus Just Happen"
We need the accumulation of facts, but with the facts we are to develop an understanding of the life in the real sense of that word. This is the dilemma of our day. Our knowledge of the facts of science and literature is astounding.
We continue with the Life of Christ dealing with His growth from, "Did Jesus Just Happen".
The second phase of His growth is that Jesus grew in wisdom. The mental side of Jesus' life was not neglected. We do not know exactly how He did it, but we do know that He grew in wisdom. This would suggest that Jesus did not have all wisdom when He became incarnate in the flesh.