The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit in the place of honor at my right hand until I humble your enemies, making them a footstool under your feet.” —Psalm 110:1
While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, “What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?” “The son of David,” they replied. He said to them, “How is it then that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls him ‘Lord’? For he says, “ ‘The Lord said to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet.” ’ If then David calls him ‘Lord,’ how can he be his son?” No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions. —Matthew 22:41-46

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 as to his earthly life was a descendant of David, and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord.—Romans 1:1-4

So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jewish leaders began to persecute him. In his defense Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.” For this reason they tried all the more to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God. —John 5:16-18

How can it be? Well, it is beyond our simple minds, but it is revealed in the Word of God that Jesus is equal to the Father (John 5:18), One with Him (John 10:25-30) and yet also distinct from Him (John 1:1). This is what the Word of God teaches and anyone that teaches otherwise is teaching false doctrine. Beware of those who would diminish who Jesus is!

The Jews wanted to stone Jesus again and again because of Who He claimed to be (John 5:16-18; John 10:31-33; John 11:8). The Jewish leaders finally manipulated the crowd to call for His crucifixion and Jesus died on the cross. But, three days later He rose from the dead just as He said He would (Matthew 20:19; Luke 24:46). He proved Who He was by the resurrection (Romans 1:4). Without the resurrection all of Christianity is a lie, “But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead” (I Corinthians 15:15, 20). Rejoice fellow follower of Jesus! As Jesus rose so too we will rise from the dead to be with Him forever (II Corinthians 13:4).

Dear Father, thank You for Your Son, Jesus, and all that He is and all that He has done and is doing. Thank You for Your Word You have given to enable us to know You and then make You known. May we be faithful to what You have revealed in Your Word and trust You for those things, those multitude of things we do not know (Deuteronomy 29:29).

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