Jesus Learned in Community

Shawn asked tonight, “Who educated Jesus?”

Likely, his momma. As a Jewish boy, he was likely home-schooled. The inventor of quantum physics had to learn the Aramaic and Greek ABC’s. Jesus quoted largely from the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Old Testament — which was put together by scholars. His daddy (or other relative) likely taught him carpentry skills. He learned about the world around him by observation.

“Jesus became wiser and stronger. He also became more and more pleasing to God and to people.” (Luke 2:52)

By twelve-years-old he was amazing to listen to at the temple. By why assume this came only by a mystic connection with the Father? Or by simply reading the Old Testament? It “took a village” for Jesus to become the man he became. By God’s design. The end result was evidence of Jesus’ special relationship with the Father (and even his divine identity), but that relationship didn’t happen in a vacuum.

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