41Then, surrounded by the Pharisees, Jesus asked them a question:42“What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?”
They replied, “He is the son of David.”
43Jesus responded, “Then why does David, speaking under the inspiration of the Spirit, call the Messiah ‘my Lord’? For David said,
44‘The LORD said to my Lord,
Sit in the place of honor at my right hand
until I humble your enemies beneath your feet.’
45Since David called the Messiah ‘my Lord,’ how can the Messiah be his son?” (Psalm 110)
46No one could answer him. And after that, no one dared to ask him any more questions.
Jesus has successfully defended himself against every trap the religious leaders have sent his way, so now he asks them a question. It seems like a harmless question to us, with an answer that is even easy, but this was a huge point and an eye-opener to the people listening. They expected a human king in the line of David to bring the Jewish nation back to worldly glory. The idea that the Messiah would be more than a human, but instead would be God in human flesh, was new to them. In this short question Jesus is challenging them, and us, to see Him, the Messiah, and much more than they had ever imagined.
Jesus is much more than we usually imagine also. We so often want to see him as the Santa Clause that answers prayers, or the great rescuer that saves us from ourselves and others or the provider of our worldly needs. But he is so much more. He is the creator of the universe. He is not bound by time or space and he is the Lord of eternity. We ourselves are in an eternal relationship with a forever God who has done and will do so much more than move mountains. He moves planets and galaxies! And more important, he changes hearts.
Lord, thank you for this lesson today. I needed this today. I wanted to give up on so many things, and You have shown me how foolish I was. Forgive me Lord. Beginner’s Online Bible Study *obbs*