furniture around Him. When the Almighty Father sent His Son to be born of a Virgin, He had before that birth filled the bottom drawer with all the truth that His Son would require. The last little garments were contained in Matthew 1 and Luke 1 and 2.
The Word of God had through the centuries been sent down upon the earth book by book, truth by truth. The past, present and future of the Son of God was therein contained, so that the mind which had emptied itself upon that fearful morning might find its own thoughts awaiting it in its new home. Thirty years it took to complete the transference but at the end of that time Jesus of Nazareth had absorbed the wisdom which He had had as Son of God in Heaven, and was filled with all the fulness of God. The facts and history of the past which had been His by knowledge and experience were now to be His by faith: He, like us, was to walk, not by sight but by faith: He, like us, was to be dependent upon the written Word of God and the grace of the Holy Spirit, that He might be an example to His brethren who should also live by faith. During His earthly ministry His constant appeal was to the Written Word of God; after His Resurrection He explains His victory to Cleopas and the other by a reference to the description of His earthly life sent on before in Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms. The Greek of Luke 18:31 reads 'and all things that are written through the prophets to (or for) the Son of Man'. The Old Testament was written primarily not for us but for the Son of God who should find His life in believing every word that had proceeded from His Father, and been spoken by the Son of God through the prophets to Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Mary. It was as if by means of the Scriptures the mind of the Son of God slowly penetrated the heart of the Son of Man until the identification was complete.