May 22. Jesus Asks a Hard Question

Mt. 22:41-46; Mk. 12:35-37; Lk. 20:41-44

After the Jews had failed to trap Jesus, He asked them the question, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose Son is He?”

They replied, “The Son of David.”

This was true in the physical sense, but David had referred to Christ in the Psalms as “Lord.” He asked the Jews why David would call Him “Lord,” if He were His son. They could not or would not acknowledge that He was also the Son of God.

The Jewish leaders did not ask for an explanation, but the common people continued to hear Him gladly.