- Luke tells us that “each year” [the family] “went to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover.” This and other details in Luke’s account of the events in his Gospel up to this point tell us that Jesus’ parents were devoted to God in their religious practices. Furthermore, they raised Jesus in the practice of the Jewish faith.
- Jesus is often portrayed in stories, paintings, etc. as lecturing the teachers. Luke, on the contrary, tells us that Jesus was a twelve-year-old, “sitting in the midst of the teachers,” learning from them by “listening to them and asking them questions.” 
- While the parents “did not understand what he said to them, [Jesus] went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them.” He indeed lived as their son, “obedient to them.”
Then Luke concludes that in such an environment, with such attitudes, “Jesus advanced in wisdom and age and favor before God and man.”