Here is a lesson in worry from our Master Jesus.
Jesus wasn’t worried. He wasn’t anxious. He was just doing what He knew to do which was be in His Father’s house.
His parents were worried. Jesus was not.
I should be concerned about doing my Father’s business and not worry about anything else.
Jesus continued to grow this way. Stuff just didn’t faze Him because He was listening to His Heavenly Father and just doing what He heard Him saying.
May I be about my Father’s business and grow in His favor. May I worry about whether I am pleasing him.
Here are the key ideas:
- Jesus challenges us to focus on pleasing God. There is nothing more important.
- God’s goal for us is to grow in wisdom.
- Our growth should focus on what God thinks about us.
- We can go from weak to strong in Jesus.
When they saw Him, they were astonished ; and His mother said to Him, “Son , why have You treated us this way ? Behold , Your father and I have been anxiously looking for You.” And He said to them, “Why is it that you were looking for Me? Did you not know that I had to be in My Father’s house?” But they did not understand the statement which He had made to them. And He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and He continued in subjection to them; and His mother treasured all these things in her heart. And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.