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03/20/2017

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Getting Too Comfortable


"While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 'What do you think about the Christ?' 'Whose Son is He?' " (Matt.22:41-42).

The question that Jesus asks the Pharisees in today's verses comes at the end of a series of questions they had asked of Him. As we have already noticed here in the 22nd chapter of Matthew, their questions, along with those from the Sadducees, were meant to trap Him into saying something that would not only make Him look foolish, but to deny His deity... The question He asks them in today's verses, "what do you think about the Christ, whose Son is He" were of great importance back then, and of even greater importance today... The question is the cornerstone of faith and the hope for the world. "built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Himself as the chief cornerstone" (Eph.2:20). When the apostle Paul opens his 1st epistle to Timothy, this is the way it starts; "Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope" (1 Tim.1:1). Today's question is so related to man that he must stop to think about it. We can not be ambivalent about it in any way... The skeptic who denies Christ cannot leave the question alone because the thought of Him being all He claims to be is disturbing and alarming... To be quite truthful, we cannot leave it alone either. To skeptics it arouses a fierce spirit of opposition, but to believers it offers a hope beyond our wildest expectations... "What do you think of the Christ? Whose Son Is He?" This has been a battleground for centuries... This week, we'll take a closer look at the questions posed in today's verses. Hopefully we will all come to a better understanding of our intimate relationship with God and His Son.

Have a great start to your week.... Begin it with a RAK or two.... Love mark Phil.4:11

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