And there came a voice from heaven, saying, You are my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
It will be well for us to remember that our great Example was most highly exalted just when His humiliation was deepest; that it was when He had made Himself one with the sons of men that He was declared to be the Son — the beloved Son — of God. It is a pledge that the lowly, submissive spirit will be greatly sanctified, and that there is no surer way to win the approval of God than by yielding our wills to the authority of those set over us by the Lord, and striving to carry out the rules of the Church in the spirit of Him who accepted at once what His Father had appointed. "God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble."
(H. M. Luckock, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.