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Did Jesus say that he had a human and a divine nature?

A. “Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?” (Luke 2:49).

(1) Divine nature: “Father’s house”, this is about a divine reality. He was for three days in the temple and the Gospel tells this was not for only prayer, but he was giving superior teaching to the religious leaders as a 12 years old boy: “After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers.”(Luke 2:46-47). Where you read “house” is in the original Greek text ????, which can also mean “affairs” or “business”. “My Father’s house” - Can be translated "in my Father’s business" - that is, in the temple. Jesus reminded them here that he came down from heaven. We can conclude from the context that the divine duty is superior to the duty of obeying earthly parents.
(2) Human nature: “Searching for me”, this is about a physical human being. This is supported in other verses in the Gospel about the two natures of Jesus Christ:


B. John 1:

(1) Divine nature: “the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (Joh 1:1);
(2) Human nature: “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth” (Joh 1:14).


C. Luke 2:42:

“And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man” (Luke 2:42).

(1) Divine: in favor with God,
(2) Human: in favor with man.


D. Distance of Jesus to his earthly mother:

Jesus keeps his earthly mother on a distance and keeps focus on divine reality. The divine reality is that Jesus Christ is the rescue plan of God for mankind, that every believer in Jesus Christ has eternal life:

"Then Jesus’ mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him. A crowd was sitting around him, and they told him, “Your mother and brothers are outside looking for you.” “Who are my mother and my brothers?” he asked. Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.” (Mark 3:31-35).