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03/21/2017

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"What do you think about the Christ? Whose Son is He? 'The Son of David,' they replied" Matt.22:42).

We will revisit the question Jesus asked of the Pharisees here in the 22nd chapter of Matthew... I guess it was kind of a double question, but they are very closely related. The Pharisees chose to answer the later one about whose Son He was by replying this way; "The Son of David..." Were they right? When the apostle Paul writes his letter to the Romans, this is its beginning; "Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God ---- the gospel He promised beforehand through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures regarding His Son, who as to His human nature was a descendent of David" (1:1-3). As far as the human nature of Jesus was concerned, the Pharisees were at least partially correct in their response. That is, His mom was human; therefore, He was the Son of man with a portion of His nature as human as His mother."Christ was made flesh and dwelt among us..." (Jn.1:14). His dual nature, human and divine, constituted Him as equidistant between man and God. This qualified Him as our redeemer and mediator. The Son of man part of Him allowed Him to be tempted, feel hunger and thirst, suffer pain, and feel the need of prayer. You and I can identify with all those human traits that Jesus possessed. But the answer given by the Pharisees, though true, was not the whole truth. Jesus proved this by asking them that if the Messiah was to have a human nature only, if He did not exist when David wrote, then how could David call Him Lord? "He (Jesus) said to them, 'How is it then that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls Him Lord?' For he says, 'The Lord said to my Lord: Sit at my right hand until I put you enemies under your feet' " (22:43-44). Is this cool stuff, or what? More tomorrow about who Christ is and what we ought to think about Him...

Have a wonderful day.... Do good and give God the credit.... Love mark Phil.4:11

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