Sometimes we struggle with the way things work out in our lives. We want to glorify God, but surrounded by our problems we find ourselves asking, “How can God be glorified in this?” On Paul’s journey to Rome in Acts 28, everything that could possibly go wrong did go wrong. Satan had a plan to derail his ministry but God had another plan, and He used those very circumstances to further Paul’s mission.
If Christians confuse what is true of Jesus Christ as a human being with what is true of the Eternally Divine Son, they make very serious errors indeed. The most obvious is to conﬂate the exaltation of the Son of God from all eternity with the welcome given by the Father to the God-Man Christ Jesus, who redeemed God’s elect through a sacrificial death. So, in these great teachings, a course correction is long overdue, lest we run out of fuel over water. We must adore Jesus Christ our Lord, both fully Son of Man and fully Son of God.