DAVID’S SON AND LORD

DAVID’S SON AND LORD

While Jesus was teaching in the temple courts, He asked, “How can the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David?  Speaking by the Holy Spirit, David himself declared:

‘The Lord said to my Lord,

“Sit at My right hand

until I put Your enemies

under Your feet.”’

David himself calls Him Lord. So how can He be David’s son?”  And the large crowd listened to Him with delight. —Mark 12:35-37 (Psalm 119:1; Matthew 22:44; Luke 20:42; Acts 2:34; Hebrews 1:13)

            Now here is a powerful statement made about Jesus from Psalm 110:1.  Jesus had asked the question— “How can the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David?”  Then He quoted Psalm 110:1. After He asked that question we are told in Matthew 22:44 that “No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions.”  But the answer given as the Holy Spirit spoke through Peter was/is “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah” (Acts 2:36).

            Wonder of wonders that “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning.  Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made? (John 1:1-3).  “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

            Jesus, One with His Father (John 10:30) and equal with Him (John 5:18) left the glory of heaven (John 17:5) and took on a body of flesh (Hebrews 10:5) to dwell among us (John 1:14), to teach us (Mark 4:2), to serve us and to give His life for us (Matthew 20:28), dying for our sins and rising the 3rd day and appearing to many (I Corinthians 15:1-8), ascended back to heaven and is coming back again (Acts 1:9-11) to judge the living and the dead (Acts 10:42; II Timothy 4:1; I Peter 4:5) and bring us to the place He is preparing for us (John 14:1-6).  How truly amazing is this!

Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, and set apart for the gospel of God— the gospel He promised beforehand through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures, regarding His Son, who was a descendant of David according to the flesh, and who through the Spirit of holiness was declared with power to be the Son of God by His resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord. Through Him and on behalf of His name, we received grace and apostleship to call all those among the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith.  And you also are among those who are called to belong to Jesus Christ. —Romans 1:1-6 Dear Father who can praise You enough for what You have done for us though Your Son.  We will praise You forever.  Now may I take this great message to those who do not know You and may I do so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus.     

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