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Was Jesus being disobedient to His parents when He remained behind in Jerusalem after the Passover?


Luke 2:43

ESV - 43 And when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it.

Clarify Share Report Asked April 20 2015 Mini Sandy van Warrebey

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Mini Wambui Mburu
There is can never be a question of Yeshua being disobedient. Disobedience is sin. The Son of God is without sin.

1 Peter 2:22
2 Corinthians 5:21
He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Hebrews 4:15
For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.

The Lord Himself disclosed why He had remained behind.

Luke 2:49 
And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?”

The Father’s business: I believe the Father was showing off His Son:

Luke 2:46 -47 Now so it was that after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions. And all who heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers.

His Father business. In the healing of the woman with the issue of blood… on the surface it would have been perceived to be wrong for a woman who was ‘unclean’ to come out in public and even touch someone but His Father’s business made it right.

The woman at the Well, Jews did not interact with Samaritans but working the Father’s business was His food.

The Lord did what the Father did and said what the Father said. It might seem that He was breaking the law in most instances, but searching the Scriptures always confirms that He does all things well, and on every occasion fulfills the law.

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