Supposing He Was With Them
42. And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast. —Luke 2:42-46
43. And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.
44. But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day’s journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.
45. And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.
46. And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.
lessed be the name of the Lord—for it is given unto us to know the mysteries of the kingdom (Matthew 13:11
) hence we are not permitted to live by assumptions, especially of things pertaining to the Kingdom of Heaven. While not all assumptions are bad or costly, in this rotulus, we will be addressing some costly assumptions held by Christians. Remember, God is Light and in Him is no darkness at all (1 John 1:5
). In King James’ version of the Holy Scriptures (KJV), the word “assumption
” does not appear, however a substitute for the word is “supposing
” and it appears seven times.