At His birth the Angels sang… At His baptism the God of all Creation spoke… This voice from heaven symbolized the truths that Jesus was in direct communication with heaven, and God the Father wanted everyone to know the nature of His relationship with Jesus.
He said, “This is my beloved Son.” The words beloved and Son are both preceded by definite articles in the Greek text. Jesus is THE beloved and THE Son. These articles identify Jesus as unique… There is no one on earth or in heaven like Him. There is no one in such a relationship with the Father as this Jesus. Those who follow Jesus are following the very Son of God. He is The Beloved. The Greek Scholar Friberg gave this definition: “pertaining to one who is the only one of his class, but at the same time is particularly loved and cherished.” We also should love Jesus as the only one of his class, and the one who we particularly cherish.
The Father said something else that could only be said of Jesus:
“in whom I am well pleased.”
Jesus stands above us all in moral perfection, and alone pleases God! Let us fall at His feet.