The biblical expression “sons of men” can simply be a synonym for “men” or “people” or “human beings.” But it can also refer to the new creatures we have become in the work of Christ. In this sense, the sons of men are the sons of God. These are the seed of the last Adam, Jesus Christ. The sons of “the Son of Man.” This is a new humanity, a new breed, and new human race. Birthed in the new heavens and new earth of Messiah, we have a better covenant based on better promises than those who proceeded only from Adam.
God expects us, as these sons of men, to live up to our powers and privilege. We have benefit of knowing about the life of Jesus. We have benefit of living in a world that He shaped by His life, death, resurrection, and second coming.
Jesus came to demonstrate what a “new man” should act like. In short, he should act like God.
Be alert to scriptural references to the “sons of men” or even to the “Son of Man.” Let’s see what God expects to do through us because of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit – two unlimited resources inaccessible to the fullness of humanity prior to the 1st Century A.D. They are ours today! Let us partake.