Luke 2:39-40 39 When Joseph and Mary had done everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own town of Nazareth. 40 And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on him.
What was Jesus like as a kid? He wanted to learn about God. He didn’t think he knew everything so he asked lots of questions. He listened to what others said. He surrounded himself with people who know about the Bible, who had thought through the issues themselves. He had to study. He had to learn. He had to read.
Charles Spurgeon “He is inspired, yet he wants books! He has been preaching for thirty years, yet he wants books! He has seen the Lord, yet he wants books! He has a wider experience than most men, yet he wants books! He had been caught up into the very heaven and had heard things which it was unlawful for a man to utter, yet he wants books!He had written the major part of the New Testament, yet he wants books! The apostle says to Timothy, and so he says to every preacher, “Give attendance to reading.” “Brethren, what is true of pastors is true of all our people – you need to read!”
Luke 2:51-52 51 Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart. 52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.
Jesus Grows In wisdom In stature In favour with God
Jesus Grows In wisdom In stature In favour with God In favour with men
Hebrews 2:16-18 “For this reason he had to be made like his brothers in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.”