THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
The greatest question of all is:
What will YOU do with Jesus?
35 And Jesus answered and said, while he taught in the temple, How say the scribes that Christ is the Son of David?
36 For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The Lord said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool.
37 David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he then his son? And the common people heard him gladly.
Now, the Pharisees had all been gathered together in a little corner listening to an interchange
between the "lawyer" and Jesus. (Mark 12:28-34)
Jesus took the opportunity to confront them with the most basic of questions for salvation:
WHAT SHALL I DO WITH JESUS?
Jesus did not ask them what they thought of "Jesus of Nazareth."
He asked them what they thought of "CHRIST."
Remember "Christ" is the Greek translation of "Messiah."
Messiah is the One Whom the Jews anticipated coming to bring salvation.
Jesus was asking them, "Who's son is the Messiah?"
Jesus knew their answer would be "The Son of David."
But Jesus now pointed to the veracity of the Scripture, and asked them another question:
"If David then call Him LORD, how is he his son?"
Indeed David called Messiah "Lord" in Psalm 110:1.
What David was saying was that the long-awaited Messiah was to be "son of David" physically,
but God in flesh Spiritually!
These Pharisees did not believe God would come as a man!
But they purportedly believed the Scriptures!
This statement of Jesus directly opposed their faith in the Scriptures!
For if they truly believed the Scriptures, they MUST believe that God would come in a man, and would
be of the lineage of David! (See Isaiah 43:11)
If God did not come Himself, He could not be perfectly righteous and win the fight over evil.
If God did not come as a man, He could not pay the price for sin, the blood of man.
Yes, the "Lord" (Messiah) had existence before and during the time of David.
He was both David's Creator and Master.
He is the ETERNAL "Son of God!"
And, yes, He DID come in the form of a man, that He might pay to God man's price for sin - death!
God has "highly exalted Him (Messiah-Jesus)," and placed Him at His "right hand."
He has placed the enemies of Satan, sin and death at the feet of Jesus, and made them "His footstool!"
So here's the question of the day:
WHAT SHALL YOU DO WITH JESUS?
Shall you receive Him as LORD?
Shall you honor Him as MASTER?
Is He not God come in man to bring salvation to all mankind?