Spurgeon: March PM* 03/25/PM
"The Son of man."
How constantly our Master used the title, the "Son of man!"
If He had chosen, He might always have spoken of Himself as the
Son of God, the Everlasting Father, the Wonderful, the
Counsellor, the Prince of Peace; but behold the lowliness of
Jesus! He prefers to call Himself the Son of man. Let us learn a
lesson of humility from our Saviour; let us never court great
titles nor proud degrees. There is here, however, a far sweeter
thought. Jesus loved manhood so much, that He delighted to
honour it; and since it is a high honour, and indeed, the
greatest dignity of manhood, that Jesus is the Son of man, He is
wont to display this name, that He may as it were hang royal
stars upon the breast of manhood, and show forth the love of God
to Abraham's seed. Son of man --whenever He said that word, He
shed a halo round the head of Adam's children. Yet there is
perhaps a more precious thought still. Jesus Christ called
Himself the Son of man to express His oneness and sympathy with
His people. He thus reminds us that He is the one whom we may
approach without fear. As a man, we may take to Him all our
griefs and troubles, for He knows them by experience; in that He
Himself hath suffered as the "Son of man," He is able to succor
and comfort us. All hail, Thou blessed Jesus! inasmuch as Thou
art evermore using the sweet name which acknowledges that Thou
art a brother and a near kinsman, it is to us a dear token of
Thy grace, Thy humility, Thy love.
"Oh see how Jesus trusts Himself
Unto our childish love,
As though by His free ways with us
Our earnestness to prove!
His sacred name a common word
On earth He loves to hear;
There is no majesty in Him
Which love may not come near."