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“If then David calls him ‘Lord,’ how can he be his son?”
Earlier in the text, Jesus asked His disciples what do you think of the Messiah? Whose son is he? (v. 42a). The disciples answered that He, Jesus, was the son of David (v. 42b), and this is technically true, but then Jesus referenced Psalm 110:11, where King David called the Messiah Lord. Jesus asked the disciples, “How could David’s Lord be his own boy?”
You could say that Jesus was offering His disciples a “Trick Question,” but Jesus wasn’t like that. He only answered “Trick Questions” from the Pharisees, and He did it with wisdom and dignity. No, the question was about how the disciples viewed Jesus. By asking His disciples whose son He (Jesus) was, they immediately showed their colors. You’re the Son of David they said, proving that they still weren’t inclined to acknowledge Him as Divine. So yes, in a human sense Jesus biologically had DNA connected to King David, but He had the genes of Almighty God. He is the Son of God and He IS God. Our challenge is to continually approach Him as God. Because when we approach Jesus as God there are no limitations on the miracles that can be wrought through our prayer. And the faith that arises when we pray changes everything. When I pray to Jesus I’m not just looking for solace, instead I’m looking to see that mountain MOVE. Truly, “Jesus IS The Son of God!”
I know You are a friend who sticks closer than a brother. I also know that because You are my friend You care about my sorrows. However, because You are God … I know that Mountain is preparing to MOVE! Amen