In preparing for a sermon I have come across Luke 2:52, again. I have given it consideration before but never come to a full understanding. Looking at it again, and to be consistent with what I know of the rest of Scripture, I am inclined to perhaps put into the category of doctrines of the Holy Spirit - I don't fully understand it, but it is still true. Does this sound like someone looking for an easy out? As I understand kenosis it comes from Philippians 2 and implies Christ emptied Himself of some of Divine attributes in order to take on humanity. Those against say that Christ could not become "less" God or His substitutional sacrifice would be null and void. As I understand the hypostatic union it is the doctrine of Christ being 100% man and 100% God. His Deity was not comprimised by His humanity and His humanity was comprimised by His Deity. Now, how was it, then, that Luke could say Christ grew in wisdom? I am finding tying it in with Luke 2:40 helps somewhat. But still I am not completely clear. And like I said, maybe in this doctrine it is not possible to be so. Henry commentates on this passage: Does it mean that as Christ grew older he became more aware of Who He was? Was there a time when Christ realised Who He was or did He always know? My "preconceptions" would lead me to believe He always knew Who He was, yet how then did He grew in wisdom? Any ideas?