But he said to them, “How can they say that the Christ is David’s son? For David himself says in the Book of Psalms, “‘The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.’ 44 David thus calls him Lord, so how is he his son?” —Luke 20:41-44

            Jesus asked a question and He did not get a response? The answer to that question would be an acknowledgement that David called one of his descendants Lord— God in the flesh. This is something the people did not understand. Yes, the Christ would be “David’s son”— a descendant of David, but He would also be “Lord”— “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, 5:18, 8:58, 10:30-33; Colossians 1:15; Hebrews 1:3).

            It is very clear as to who Jesus is— “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). Jesus is both the son of David and the Son of God!

            This is why Jesus could take care of the eternal sin issue, because He Himself is eternal. His “propitiation” (I John 2:2) would satisfy God’s wrath against man and enable man to be forgiven and be in relationship with Him through Jesus. His sacrifice would be the perfect sacrifice, the final sacrifice and He Himself was the final perfect Lamb of God that would be slaughtered.   This was so because “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son” (John 3:16-18). To reject God’s gift of forgiveness and eternal life through Jesus is to have the judgment of God remain upon you— forever in hell after you die.   To reject God’s gift of Jesus is a rebellious, seditious act against Him, showing you don’t want anything to do with Him, with Heaven or with His people. It is a cjudgment of eternal doom upon yourself. Oh, bow the knee and Call upon the Lord Jesus today (Romans 10:13).

Dear Father I am so thankful that You drew me to Jesus. I know I did not deserve salvation and that it was only though Your mercy and grace. Now may I bring this glorious message to others by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus that they would come to know Him as well.   So be it!

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