Did Jesus Need Grace?
You said, “Hello pastor, My name is …………….. and i am writting to ask for clarification on some verses i have had trouble understanding. The verses speak about Grace and they are as follows.
(Luk 2:40) And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.
(Joh 1:14) And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
My question is did Jesus need Grace ? And is the Grace spoken of in the above verses similar to that which the apostle Paul in the book of Ephesians ? (Eph 2:8) For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Thank you for asking. I believe your question is a good one. My first response is that Christ did NOT need the grace as mentioned in Eph 2, though He needed grace.
Tutus 2:11-12, “The grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world…”
We know Christ didn’t need salvation, as He was salvation. He did not sin, therefore couldn’t be saved from it. But what grace did for Jesus Christ was teach Him, as mentioned in Titus. Grace not only saves those who need it, but also teaches them. Also, God, through grace, is able to keep us from falling (Jude 24).
I hope this starts you in a direction that makes beautiful, spiritual sense.