The Grand Mystery

41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42 “What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?”

“The son of David,” they replied.

43 He said to them, “How is it then that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls him ‘Lord’? For he says,

44 “‘The Lord said to my Lord:
“Sit at my right hand
until I put your enemies
under your feet.”‘

45 If then David calls him ‘Lord,’ how can he be his son?” 46 No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions. Matthew 22:21-46

It was now Jesus’ turn to question the religious leaders, to get them thinking about Messianic things.

With their response, Jesus just answered the question, “How can the Messiah be both Son and Lord of David?”

Jesus is both, and it was very clear to the leaders that He had “pulled another fast one” on them. Actually, He were merely illuminating and elucidating the Scriptures they already knew.

It is a grand mystery, isn’t it? God and man in one flesh, the divine and mortal. Revelations 22:17 speaks of it also, “the root and offspring of David.”

Jesus silenced these leaders with the Word of God, the very Scriptures these Pharisees had been studying all their lives. They may have even memorized significant portions of the Law and the Prophets but there was a disconnect.

I encourage you to hide more of the Word of God in your heart. Start with a verse or two and keep building on it. Make it a part of you.

As they say, rinse and repeat.

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