Matthew 22:41–46 also Mark 12:35–37; Luke 20:41–44
The Son of David
41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42 saying, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose Son is He?”
They said to Him, “The Son of David.”
43 He said to them, “How then does David in the Spirit call Him ‘Lord,’ saying:
44 ‘The Lord said to my Lord,
“Sit at My right hand,
Till I make Your enemies Your footstool” ’?
45 If David then calls Him ‘Lord,’ how is He his Son?” 46 And no one was able to answer Him a word, nor from that day on did anyone dare question Him anymore.
Bible Knowledge Commentary – Matthew 22:41-46
22:41–46. Since the Pharisees refused to ask Jesus any further questions, He took the offensive and posed a question to them. His question sought to solicit their views concerning Messiah. He asked, What do you think about the Christ? Whose Son is He? Their answer came quickly for they knew the Messiah was to come from the line of David. Jesus’ reply (vv. 43–45) demonstrated that the Messiah had to be more than simply a human son of David, as many in that time were thinking. If the Messiah were simply an earthly son of David, why did David ascribe deity to Him? Jesus quoted from a messianic psalm (Ps. 110:1), in which David referred to the Messiah as my Lord. “Lord” translates the Hebrew ’ădōnāy, used only of God (e.g., Gen. 18:27; Job 28:28). If David called this Son “Lord,” He certainly must be more than a human son.
The complexities of this theological discussion were too much for the Pharisees who were not ready to acknowledge the deity of this Son of David. No one … dared answer His question or debate points of practice or theology with Jesus. All His opponents had been silenced, including the chief priests and elders (Matt. 21:23–27), the Pharisees and the Herodians together (22:15–22), the Sadducees (vv. 23–33), and the Pharisees (vv. 34–36).
God is testing us every day and has given us the right to make our own choices. Do you know which ones are the right choices in Gods mind?
Fear God, love God, honor God, and trust God with all your heart, mind and soul and you will receive and experience the joy of the promises of God’s blessings in His time. And always remember to ask the Father for His help and guidance in all things.
Prayer: Father, blessed is your Holy name. We praise you for your Son and the Holy Spirit. Human words cannot describe how grateful we are for Your Son and our risen Christ. We praise You for the opportunity to be able to choose Jesus as our Lord and Savior and to be elect children of Yours. We praise you for the laws You have set down to teach us and keep our life in harmony, safe, how to treat others as well as how to live within you boundaries. Please bless those who have read this article for they too are seeking Your righteous truth, love, wisdom and understanding. I pray these brothers and sisters have or will come to realize that Your existence is a treasure of grace and love that You have for all Your elect children.
May God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and Christianity be our guiding lights for eternity. Let it be Your will Lord not mine. Please come Lord Jesus.
I pray in Jesus sweet name and to His glory through the power of The Holy Spirit,