THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Ann & I always kept a big ole gallon jar beside our dresser.
We put our change in it, and use the money for special occasions - like vacation.
When our granddaughter Morgan was four, she was visiting our house one weekend.
Morgan asked about the jar, and we told her what it was for.
Melissa, our daughter came, to get Morgan Sunday afternoon.
Melissa told Morgan they were going on vacation.
Then, as Ann & I were taking a nap, I would hear a little jingle, and then a little giggle.
I looked up and saw Morgan crawling along the floor.
She took some change out of the jar, giggled and crawled to the door.
In just a moment she was back.
I quietly awakened Ann and showed her what was going on.
Ann followed Morgan into one of the other bedrooms where there was a pile of change.
She sneaked up behind Morgan and grabbed her!
After the giggling, Ann asked, "What are you going to do with the money?"
Morgan said, "Me and Mommy are gonna use it on 'cation."
She was determined to make a contribution to the vacation.
1 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
42 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David.
43 He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying,
44 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?
45 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?
Jesus was facing a lot of criticism, but He was the determined Son of God.
In this particular story, Jesus was trying to show the Pharisees that He, the "Son of David," is also the "Christ."
And the Scriptures attest that Christ is Lord of all.
Only through the miracle-working power of God can Jesus be a "son of David,"
and at the same time Messiah - "the anointed One."
Jesus is the Devoted Creator (John 1:1-3, Hebrews 1:1-3).
Jesus is the Delight of the Father, and owns ALL authority (Matthew 17:5, Matthew 28:18).
Jesus Defeated Satan (Genesis 3:15, 1John 1:8).
Jesus Delivers Sinners to salvation (Matthew 11:28, Romans 5:8).
And all of these are true because Jesus is the Designated Lord.
He is God come in flesh, God incarnate (Isaiah 43:11).
The Jehovah of the Old Testament is the Jesus of the New Testament.
As Paul wrote to Timothy, "Meditate on these things..." (1Timothy 4:15).
The determined Son of God came into the world devoted to pleasing the father,
defeating Satan and delivering sinners.