"When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt." (Hosea 11:1)
We have drawn evidence from Jesus' own usage, and from the background of the Old Testament, as well as the views of the different biblical patriarchs. Drawing together our conclusions, we consider that the "Son of Man" was used by Jesus because it was an expression with key biblical connotations, to enable him to convey the complexity of his mission, which was nevertheless foreshadowed comprehensively in the Old Testament. We can understand by it that: –He came from heaven. – He shares our humanity. – He is a prophet proclaiming the coming of the kingdom of God. – He would not conform to the expectations of a military deliverer as Messiah. – He will suffer here on earth as God's servant for the salvation of sinners putting faith in him. – He was and will be the exalted Royal One. – He will come again to judge mankind. Overall, this allows us to see the Son of Man as being indeed also a suffering servant of God whose death and resurrection would save believers from their sin, who is alive now and sits on the right hand of God in glory, interceding on our behalf, who will come again to judge all. David was promised that one of his offspring would rule forever. Jesus was called the "Son of David" while he was here on the earth. He was born in David's city, Bethlehem. The gospel of Matthew records that various people, on six different occasions, acknowledged Jesus as the Son of David. This is a messianic title. Jesus never denied that he was the Son of David. In fact, on Palm Sunday he received the praise and worship of the people. Jesus said in , "I am the Root and the Offspring of David." He is both the Creator of David and the Descendant of David. Only the Son of God made flesh could say that. That is God's Word!