Matthew 22:41-46

Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question:  “What do you think about the Christ, whose son is He?”

They said to Him, “The son of David.”

He said to them, “Then how does David in the Spirit call Him ‘Lord,’ saying, ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies beneath your feet”‘?  If David then calls Him ‘Lord,’ how is He his son?”

No one was able to answer Him a word, nor did anyone dare from that day on to ask Him another question.



“What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is He?” He challenges their assumptions. “The son of David,” yes—but more, the Son of God. Our King is both human and divine. He sits at the Father’s right hand, awaiting the subjegation of his enemies. Through Jesus, our humanity has entered the Godhead; the trinity involves flesh.

“I no longer call you servants; I call you friends,” Jesus told the disciples. We take it for granted, but now friendship with God is very real and very possible. God has condescended to us, and by God’s grace we have ascended to him; our Lord Jesus Christ spans both worlds, and we can be friends with God! O, how great a salvation? How marvelous a Savior!

Brian Rhea

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