Jesus: Son of Man

One of the titles that Jesus applied to Himself is “Son of Man.”  It is found in the Old Testament and New Testament.  It signifies the humanity that Christ added to deity through the incarnation.  The Gospel writer, Luke, emphasizes this title.  This association with Christ is not by coincidence with Luke being a doctor and his book sharing the greatest details of Jesus’ birth and crucifixion.

Luke 19:10

For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

Son of Man, however, not only tells of that Christ was fully man (and fully God). It makes us aware of the humiliation of Christ.

Hebrews 2:17-18

Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.  For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.

Jesus’ humiliation began with the incarnation when the Word was made flesh.  It ends with the burial of Christ.  When Christ was placed in the womb of Mary by the Holy Spirit, we are immediately grasped by the thoughts of all that He had to give up.  All the tapestries and fixings of heavens for the sinfulness of our broken world.  The humiliation reached its fullest point at Christ’s crucifixion.  It was at this where he bore the full weight of humanities sin when He tasted death.

The humiliation of Christ ends with the beginning of the resurrection.  This event starts something called the exaltation that will go throughout eternity.  It proceeded from the resurrection to the ascension.  Christ ascended and even now sits on the throne.  One day, Jesus will return to make all things right and make all things news

Philippians 2:5-11

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ isLord, to the glory of God the Father.