In our last visit we found Jesus Christ is referred to over eighty times as the Son of Man. This title does not focus only on His humanity. Matthew tells us that “the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels,” and Mark adds “They will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory.”
Clearly, the primary emphasis of this name focuses on His sovereignty, authority and deity (Daniel 7:13-14). Though fully identifying with us as man, Jesus always remained God. In fact, the more common title ascribed to Him is the Son of God. This designation declares His origin. He always was, is and always will be the Son of God. He became man at a point in history.
When using the word son we automatically think of father. They belong together. In a unique way Jesus and His Father are eternally one. In John 10:30 Jesus declares; “I and the Father are one!” At Christ’s baptism a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with Him I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:17). Again at His transfiguration, a voice solemnly declared, “This is my Son, who I love; with Him I am well pleased. Listen to Him” (Matthew 17:5).
When Philip asked Jesus to show him the Father, Jesus replied, “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father” (John 14:9).
God did not choose a man and endow him with qualities of character that made him a better man than all others. No, He sent His eternal Son to take upon Himself the form of man to fulfill His Father’s will. The Son of God is God the Son.