Matthew 22:41-46 (NIV)
41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42 “What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?” “The son of David,” they replied. 43 He said to them, “How is it then that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls him ‘Lord’? For he says, 44 “ ‘The Lord said to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet.” ’ 45 If then David calls him ‘Lord,’ how can he be his son?” 46 No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions.
I often feel a sense of justice when Jesus gets the Pharisees to leave him alone.
But then, I need to be careful to make sure that I’m paying attention to how much of a Pharisee that I can be sometimes!
There must be hundreds of biblical passages where I think I have the right interpretation, but God wants to teach me a deeper, more profound truth.
The temptation in me to believe that I have it all right is what holds me back from the truth God wants me to grasp, just like the Pharisees here.
Lord, open my eyes to see and understand Your Word more fully.
Written by Ps Justin Ware