Later, as Jesus was teaching the people in the Temple, he asked, “Why do the teachers of religious law claim that the Messiah is the son of David? For David himself, speaking under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, said,
‘The Lord said to my Lord, Sit in the place of honor at my right hand until I humble your enemies beneath your feet.’
Since David himself called the Messiah ‘my Lord,’ how can the Messiah be his son?” The large crowd listened to him with great delight. —Mark 12:35-37
Here is the great marvel as to Who Jesus is. David called the Messiah, the son of David, both Lord and son. How could this be? How could the Messiah be the Lord and also a descendent of David? The answer is given in Romans 1:2-4— “God promised this Good News long ago through his prophets in the holy Scriptures. The Good News is about his Son. In his earthly life he was born into King David’s family line, and he was shown to be the Son of God when he was raised from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit. He is Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Also, in Hebrews 1:6-13 we read— And when he brought his supreme Son into the world, God said, “Let all of God’s angels worship him.” Regarding the angels, he says, “He sends his angels like the winds, his servants like flames of fire.” But to the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever. You rule with a scepter of justice. You love justice and hate evil. Therefore, O God, your God has anointed you, pouring out the oil of joy on you more than on anyone else.” He also says to the Son, “In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundation of the earth and made the heavens with your hands. They will perish, but you remain forever. They will wear out like old clothing. You will fold them up like a cloak and discard them like old clothing. But you are always the same; you will live forever.” And God never said to any of the angels, “Sit in the place of honor at my right hand until I humble your enemies, making them a footstool under your feet.”
Wow, King David called the Messiah Lord. All the angels are to worship the Messiah. The Messiah is called God and is anointed by God. The Messiah is the Creator. The Messiah sits at God’s right hand until His enemies are made a “footstool under His feet. Here is the marvel of the God-Man. Fully God, fully man and as John 1:14 tells us– “So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.”
May we be in awe as to what God has done for us. He sent His only Son into the world that we might repent and be forgiven of our sin through His death on the cross, live for Him now and be with Him in glory forever. Wow…
Dear Father, thank You for all You have done for us through Jesus. Out of sincere gratitude may we live faithfully for Him. May it be so!