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The Son of Man
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Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Dear Father, I am very grateful that Your Son was willing to give up His heavenly glory to come to earth and become a man, so that He might experience all of human life, reveal all of You to mankind, and serve and suffer for our sins. I love a quote by Henry Gariepy in “100 Portraits of Christ”: “The Son of God became the Son of Man that we might become sons of God. He was God clothed in the garb of humanity.” I praise Jesus that as the Son of Man, He ultimately fulfills the glorious vision of His eternal dominion in Daniel 7:13a, “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven.” I am deeply impressed that the name, “Son of Man,” so strongly describes Who Jesus is, that He called Himself the Son of Man more than any other name or title (80 or more times). I pray that I, my family members and millions of Jesus’ other followers will dedicate ourselves to knowing all You want us to know about the Son of Man, and devote ourselves to being servants (even slaves) like Him. Please help us to pray continually that every lost person we know will find the Son of Man Who came to “seek and save” them. I ask these things in the name that is life for every person. Amen.