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Zachariah’s Song of Salvation: The New Covenant, Part 1

Source: Zachariah’s Song of Salvation: The New Covenant, Part 1

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Wist Ye Not that I Must be About my Father’s Business?

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“And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?”

Luke 2:49 (KJV)

In this very familiar passage of Scripture, the Lord Jesus Christ first proclaims his deity as a young teenager in this verse. Luke 2:49 is the first time that the Bible records any spoken dialogue by Jesus. In the preceding verses, Jesus’ mother and Joseph are searching Jerusalem trying to find where Jesus was. When Mary and Joseph had left Jerusalem, Jesus had stayed behind in the temple listening, teaching, and preaching. When Mary and Joseph arrived at the temple, he proclaimed the words of Luke 2:49, “…wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?” Of course, this verse asserts Jesus deity, because just a few verses earlier Mary had called Joseph Jesus’ father (Luke 2:48). In Luke 2:49, however, Mary…

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