Matt 22: 41-45….Whose Son?

Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question, saying, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?” They said to him, “The son of David.” He said to them, “How is it then that David, in the Spirit, calls him Lord, saying,
“‘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 is he his son?” And no one was able to answer him a word, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask him any more questions.

Comment: Logic? A riddle? Think you listeners! What did Jesus mean by this question? He knew that the end was near. He being the God-Man, the Messiah, I suspect that He knew that the final accusation, the nail that would fix the lid on His coffin was ‘blasphemy’. (This is verified in the final priestly judgement before He was dragged off to Pilate.) So with this question He was saying that if He was the Messiah then God was His Father. No Eastern potentate would consider his offspring as his Lord. The argument goes like this: ‘Everyone’, every self respecting Jew, knew that the Messiah when He came was to be an offspring of David. David would never call an offspring in the distant future his Lord – his great-great-gr…..grand kids would look up to and honour him. They wouldn’t see themselves as worthy of more praise then him, in this case David. But the Lord (God), talking about the promised Messiah, caused David to call this distant relative his Lord, his God! Think about it you guys, you know the stories about my birth, and you have been prepared to consider Me a bastard. Think hard! I am of David’s line through my mother Mary, but I am the Messiah, David’s God – the promised Messiah. The final sentence about no one being prepared to ask Him further questions, I think means his listeners got His meaning but wouldn’t follow it up. There are ‘none so blind as those who do not want to see’!

Prayer: Help me to see You through the truth, not through any twisted pre-conception, my Messiah.

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