It’s Not a Riddle

Last night in worship we talked about this passage, Matthew 22:41-46.

41 Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them this question: 42 “What do you think of the Messiah? Whose son is he?” They said to him, “The son of David.” 43 He said to them, “How is it then that David by the Spirit calls him Lord, saying,

44 ‘The Lord said to my Lord,
“Sit at my right hand,
    until I put your enemies under your feet”’?

45 If David thus calls him Lord, how can he be his son?” 46 No one was able to give him an answer, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask him any more questions.”

Kind of complicated.  Feels like a riddle, right?  The Messiah would come from the house of David, but even David called him Lord, so how could he be David’s son?

Yet right before this, the same group of people tried to trick Jesus, asking him which was the most important commandment.  His response was simple in Matthew 22:37-39.

“‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the greatest and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’”

Pretty simple. Just do that.

Have fun this weekend. Don’t be a jerk.

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