As a man on earth Christ voluntarily limited His knowledge and power to the capacities of human beings in order that His own perfect life might be an example of how we should live, and that His ministry might be a pattern we could follow, aided by the same divine guidance and help that were His (Luke 2:52).
For this reason Jesus accepted humanity when the race had been weakened by four thousand years of sin. Like every child of Adam, He accepted the results of the working of the great law of heredity. He was allowed to meet life’s dangers that every person faces, to fight the battle as every child of humanity must fight it, with risk of failing.
The child Jesus was not given supernatural wisdom above that of other normal children. He thought, spoke, and behaved with the wisdom of a child. But at each stage of His growth was perfect, with the simple, natural grace of a sinless life. The atmosphere in which Jesus grew up—the great wickedness of Nazareth—allowed Him to face all the conflicts which we have to meet, yet even in childhood and youth His life was not stained by a single wrong thought or act.
In His humanity, Jesus limited His knowledge that He may be an example for us of how to live depending totally on God for everything.
In His service,