Fully God, Fully Man
And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.
When Jesus was on Earth, He didn’t empty himself of His divine attributes, but accepted the limitations of humanity. For example, we know that Jesus became weary like we do. On one occasion as He came to the city of
We see this throughout Scripture. We know that Jesus was tired. We know that He experienced physical thirst. As He hung on the cross, Jesus said, “I thirst” (Luke 19:28). The very God who created water allowed himself to experience thirst. We also know that He was hungry. Jesus experienced physical hunger after fasting for 40 days during His temptation in the wilderness (see Matthew 4:2).
But did Jesus have complete omniscience and omnipotence as a baby in the manger? Luke’s Gospel tells us, “And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him” (Luke 2:40). So it appears that Jesus went through a learning process like anyone else.
Jesus grew as a human, but there was never a moment when He suddenly became God or when deity was transferred to Him. That was always a part of His life. He was fully God and fully man.
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