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Jesus Knew the Human Experience

      Joshua ben Joseph knew full well that he was a man, a mortal man, born of woman. This is shown in the selection of his first title, the Son of Man. He experienced the full gamut of human feelings and emotions; he was ''in all things tested, even as you are''. and he suffered and died. He obtained knowledge, gained experience, and combined these into wisdom, just as do other mortals of the realm. Until after his baptism he availed himself of no supernatural power. He employed no agency not a part of his human endowment as a son of Joseph and Mary.

         It is forever and gloriously true: ''We have a high ruler who can be touched with the feeling of our infirmities. We have a Sovereign who was in all points tested and tempted like as we are, yet without sin.‖ And since he himself has suffered, being tested and tried, he is abundantly able to understand and minister to those who are confused and distressed.