This is the name Jesus used for Himself more than any other. It is used 83 times in the Gospels and always by Jesus Himself. It is a messianic title (Dan, 7:13-14) with an obvious reference to the humanity and the humility of Christ, yet, it also speaks of His everlasting glory. As the unique God-man, Jesus would be the ladder between heaven and earth. This term would give spiritual insight into Jesus’ nature and His purpose for coming. (John 14:6)
Questions for further thought:
1. What is my reaction or feeling when I think of Jesus as the “Son of Man”?
2. What are some other names that Jesus is referred to in the Gospels?
Challenge: Do a search for “Son of Man” on Biblegateway.com. You will be amazed at what you find.
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