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.
In this interaction, Jesus challenges the Pharisees understanding of who the Messiah is. In their interaction, Jesus suggests that the Messiah is fully God and fully man, which leaves the Pharisees speechless and perhaps uncomfortable with this notion.
Each one of us at some time will hold beliefs that God will challenge and shift. Let’s be open to allowing God to shape us, to let him be the potter who shapes and moulds the clay.
Thank you, God that you are the way, the truth and the life. When we are confronted and challenged by your Word, please help us to trust you and to be open to the work of your hand to mould us. Thank you that you shape us into the likeness of your son Jesus, that you help us to pursue righteousness. Amen.
Written by Ps. Andrea Molteno