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.’ David thus calls him Lord, so how is he his son?” —Luke 20:41-44

            The question asked was “How can they say that the Christ is David’s son? “  Or… How can the Messiah be David’s son?

  • David said, “The Lord said to my Lord…”
  • “David thus calls him Lord…”
  • “…so how can he be his son?”

So the point here is how can David call the Christ, the Messiah his Lord when they say the Messiah is his son (descendant).  The answer is given to us in Romans 1:1-4.  Jesus is, according to His earthly life, a descendant of David.  But He is also the Son of God and One with God (John 1:1).  Jesus is fully man (as a descendant of David) and fully God (as God’s Son). 

We are told In Matthew 22:46 that “No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions.”  Then in Mark 12:37 we are told that “The large crowd listened to him with delight.”  Why would they not answer?  Because maybe they did not understand what the answer was.  Or they knew the implication, the application and did not want to acknowledge or bring themselves to acknowledge that the Messiah is Deity!  Jesus, the Son of God is God in the flesh!

God’s Word is very clear as to Who Jesus is.  People can reject this fact as they did then or they can accept the fact.  They can reject Him as they did then or they can accept Him.  Where do you stand?  Do you understand that Jesus is fully God and fully man?  Do you accept this fact or reject it?  This is a foundational truth because only the eternal Son of God could take away the sins of the world.  No mere man could do so as stated in Psalm 49:7-9, 15.   But Jesus did (I John 2:2).

Dear Father thank You that You loved us so much that You sent Your only Son to die for our sins, rise from the grave and return to glory.  All so we could be saved from our sin to a relationship with You through Him.  Out of gratitude may I truly seek to live for You by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Your Son Jesus.  So may it be!

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