“Son of God” in the OT

Israel as God’s son

Exodus 4:22-23

22 Then you shall say to Pharaoh, ‘Thus says the Lord: “Israel is My son, My firstborn. 23 So I say to you, let My son go that he may serve Me. But if you refuse to let him go, indeed I will kill your son, your firstborn.”


Jeremiah 31:9, 20

9They shall come with weeping,

And with supplications I will lead them.

I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters,

In a straight way in which they shall not stumble;

For I am a Father to Israel,

And Ephraim is My firstborn.


20 Is Ephraim My dear son?

Is he a pleasant child?

For though I spoke against him,

I earnestly remember him still;

Therefore My heart yearns for him;

I will surely have mercy on him, says the Lord.


Hosea 11:1

When Israel was a child, I loved him,

And out of Egypt I called My son.



The future Messiah/king as God’s Son


Psalm 2:7

7“I will declare the decree:

The Lord has said to Me,

‘You are My Son,

Today I have begotten You.


Psalm 89:27

27Also I will make him My firstborn,

The highest of the kings of the earth.


Acts 13:33

33 God has fulfilled this for us their children, in that He has raised up Jesus. As it is also written in the second Psalm:

You are My Son,

Today I have begotten You.’


Hebrews 1:5; 5:5

1:5 For to which of the angels did He ever say:

You are My Son,

Today I have begotten You”?

And again:

I will be to Him a Father,

And He shall be to Me a Son”?


5:5 So also Christ did not glorify Himself to become High Priest, but it was He who said to Him:

You are My Son,

Today I have begotten You.”



Fear God, love God and honor God for the multitude of things he has done in our behalf, the love He has given us and the graciousness he has shown us through His Son and the Holy Spirit.

God is testing us every day and has given us the right to make our own choices. Do you know which ones are the right choices in Gods mind?

Fear God, love God, honor God, and trust God with all your heart, mind and soul and you will receive and experience the joy of the promises of God’s blessings in His time.


Prayer:  Father in heaven, hallowed is Thy Name.  I praise You for Your Son and the Holy Spirit. I praise You for Your grace in sending us Your wisdom about “.” I praise You for Your caring, Your loving kindness, and Your generosity.  Only Your graciousness and love could forgive the sins of mankind and still allow him to become a Son or daughter of Yours. Please bless those who have read this article for they too seek Your righteous truth, love, wisdom and understanding.

May God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit and Christianity be our guiding lights, our safety nets and our inspiration for loving happiness in all of Your kingdom. Father into your hands I commend my spirit. Not my will, but yours be done. Please come Lord Jesus.

I pray in Jesus sweet name and to His glory through the power of the Holy Spirit,