WHOSE SON IS THE MESSIAH?
Jesus continued to teach at the Temple courts, and He asked this question to make them think, "Why do the teachers of the Law say that the Messiah is the son of David? David himself, speaking by the Holy Spirit, said: "The Lord said to My Lord: 'Sit at my right hand until I put Your enemies under your feet.'" David himself calls Him "Lord." How can He be His Son?" Jesus asked them a very complicated question, and they could only answer it if they believed that the Messiah was also God. According to the Old Testament prophecy (Jeremiah 23:5-6), the Messiah or the Savior will come from the descendants of David. Jesus was born from the line of David. The difficult question was this when David wrote, "The Lord said to My Lord: Sit at my right hand until I put Your enemies under Your Feet" (Psalm 110:1). The "Lord" refers to "God the Father" and the "My Lord" refers to "Jesus, God the Messiah." How could David call one of his great-grandsons God? David could only call one of His great-grandsons "God" if He believed that his great-grandson would be sent from God. David could only believe this through the Holy Spirit's revelation. Hundreds of years had passed when Jesus was born from David's line through Mary. The Jews could only understand this question if they believed that Jesus was both man and God.
Many Jews, including the religious leaders, believed that Jesus was only a human being, not God. They couldn't understand that Jesus was God and His birth father was not Joseph but God. Jesus had to prove through miracles and teaching that He was the Messiah that the Old Testament prophesied and that He was also God. However, the Jews did not believe Him. In the same situation today, many believe that Jesus is only a good person, not God the Savior. But in the end, people will find out that Jesus is God.
Let us understand that our Lord Jesus is both God and man. He lived just like us as human beings. And this is why our Lord Jesus can understand our weaknesses and sympathize with our sufferings. There is nothing that we go through in life that He cannot understand and relate to. Let us continue to believe and trust in our Lord Jesus.
Ask yourself these questions: Did David believe one of his great-grandsons would be the God the Messiah (Savior)? Do I believe that Jesus was both God and man? Do I believe that Jesus can understand all my weaknesses and sympathize with my sufferings as a human being?
Write down all the worries you face today and lift them up to God.
Father in Heaven, I believe that Jesus was both God and man. Thank you for sending Jesus to save me from my sin. Thank you, Jesus, for your willingness to die on my behalf so that I can be forgiven and receive a new life. Thank you that you can understand all my weaknesses and sympathize with my sufferings. Please give me wisdom, strength, provision, and courage to go through the difficult situations I am going through right now. Please help me to continue to trust in you. In Your name Jesus, I pray. Amen.