As always, the religious leaders of the day remained totally in the dark about who the Messiah really was to be – according to David and Jesus.
In this Bible study lesson, the religious leaders become confused when Jesus tries to explain to them about the Messiah – and who He really is.
Let’s take a look at these Bible verses from Mark, chapter 12 to see what Jesus says about the Messiah.
Jesus Reveals the Messiah to Religious Leaders in Mark
“And Jesus began to say, as He taught in the temple, “How is it that the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David?
David himself said in the Holy Spirit,
‘The Lord said to my Lord,
“Sit at My right hand,
Until I put Your enemies beneath Your feet.”’
David himself calls Him ‘Lord’; so in what sense is He his son?”
And the large crowd enjoyed listening to Him.
In His teaching He was saying: “Beware of the scribes who like to walk around in long robes, and like respectful greetings in the market places, and chief seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets, who devour widows’ houses, and for appearance’s sake offer long prayers; these will receive greater condemnation.” ~ Mark 12:35-40 NASB
The Messiah IS Lord
Yes, I was confused too!
This is a very short commentary. Scripture shows that David understood the Messiah would be more than just one of his descendants – He would be the Lord, Himself.
This is something the religious leaders and other Jews could not understand.
Jesus was not sent to be an earthly king. He was God in flesh as John states in chapter one of his book…
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” – John 1:1 NASB
So, this is not as much a riddle for us because we know the rest of the story, as told in the New Testament.
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