Jesus is the cherished and treasured Son of the Heavenly Father.
He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” (2 Pet 1:17 NIV) The Father declared His great love and approval of Jesus.
Then a cloud appeared and covered them, and a voice came from the cloud: “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!” (Mk 9:7 NIV) Not only does God, the Father, say again that He loves Jesus, but He tells us to listen to Jesus. The Lord wants us to not only listen to Jesus, but to OBEY Him.
The Father loves the Son and gives everything into his hands. (Joh 3:35 CEB) Again we see a declaration of the Father’s love for Jesus, as well as the truth that the Father has given Jesus authority over ALL THINGS. (See Mt 11:27; 28:18; 1 Pet 3:22)
Behold! My Servant whom I uphold, My Elect One in whom My soul delights! I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles. (Isa 42:1) In this passage of the Bible, we hear the Lord describing His Son, and reminding us that the Father defends and endorses His Son.
All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. (Lk 10:22) This Scripture verse highlights the close relationship between God, the Father, and Jesus. It also establishes the truth that Jesus will reveal the Father to those who trust in Him as Savior.
In Christ, all believers have been made complete. (Col 2:10) He has redeemed us from sin, death, and eternal damnation. Jesus is approved of and dearly loved by our heavenly Father. Jesus is God’s Elect One.
How many more reasons do we need for us to love and honor Jesus with everything we are and everything we have? Hallelujah!