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  • Writer's pictureIsrael Ekundayo

OLDER THAN GOD.

*WISDOM FOR TODAY.*


*'OLDER' THAN GOD.*


*Scripture Treasure.*

Luke 1: 34-36 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?

*And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.*

*And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.*

*For with God nothing shall be impossible.*


*Insight and Highlight.*

Though John was older than Jesus by six months, he said about Jesus *'....for he was before me*, John 1:30


*Scripture Commentaries.*

God brought Himself through Jesus to save us from our sins.

God's merciful move to bring Jesus so that we may be reconciled shows us that God does not charge sins against sinful people to withhold salvation.

Luke gives a Master-Servant illustration of Jesus in his gospel.

He gives a perfect illustration of Jesus going through a gestation process starting with John the Baptist.

The emphasis placed on Elisabeth's conception of a *....son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her,..."* is significant to this process.

Elisabeth had the privilege to carry a child that was 'older' than God.

Mary had the privilege to 'carry' God in her womb.

John the Baptist had the privilege to be six months 'older' than God.

God is ancient of days and everlasting and will remain infinitely so.

1 Sam 4-8 tells us the Phillistines captured the Ark of covenant. In another expression, they 'captured' God.

Though God remains the same, He, in the Old Testament, had carried everybody but now chose to become mortal, born like we are born, under tutelage and parental upbringing,

He could sleep, hunger, thirst, and die.

With cousinship and siblingship, He had John the Baptist who was 'older' than He and half-brothers and sisters who were 'younger' than He, Matt 13:55-56.

To ensure our redemption is complete, God made himself of no reputation.

Age meant little or nothing to Him as long as we are reconciled to Him.

He emptied Himself, taking the form of a servant and a younger peer. All these made possible by making Himself

in human likeness.

Truly, *...with God, nothing shall be impossible.*


*Remorse corner.*

The lesser God made Himself the older He remains.


*Call to Word action.*

Philippians 2:7-10 *But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:*


*The Christian clarion duty.*

God truly sacrificed His reputation, dignity, integrity, and divine attributes, namely: 2 Cor 5:21 KJV *For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.*


*Prayer.*

Lord, l thank you for making yourself of no reputation so that l may be a person of reputation in Jesus name.


Good morning all, and have a blessed day today.


God bless you.

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