Bible Study Lesson: Matthew 22:41-46

Who is the Christ?Those who don’t know Him and even some people who do all ask the same question. Who is the Christ? The Pharisees asked and Scripture tells us the answer in this Matthew lesson.

Up to their old tricks, the Pharisees are asking; “Who is the Christ?” – but they didn’t really want to know.

There are so many times in the Bible where these religious leaders tried to trap Jesus but failed in all cases.

These are events leading up to Easter so frustration plays a big part in how the story unfolds.

Jesus Asks the Pharisees – Who is the Christ?

Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question: “What do you think about the Christ, whose son is He?”

They said to Him, “The son of David.”

He said to them, “Then how does David in the Spirit call Him ‘Lord,’ saying,

‘The Lord said to my Lord,

“Sit at My right hand,

Until I put Your enemies beneath Your feet”’?

If David then calls Him ‘Lord,’ how is He his son?”

No one was able to answer Him a word, nor did anyone dare from that day on to ask Him another question. – Matthew 22:41-46 NASB

Who’s Son is Christ?

The Pharisees were up to their old tricks, as were the Sadducees and Herodians, asking Jesus questions with underlying traps in mind.

A side note here is that the three mentioned above were never successful. They were more likely to be caught themselves by His answers.

This frustration ultimately led to plots to kill Jesus as they were not able to discredit him.

A Riddle? Who is Christ?

Like so many times before, Jesus answered questions with questions of His own. The Pharisees did not realize how close they were to the Christ. This is why they stumbled to answer His question of who’s son Christ was.

These scholars knew that the Christ would be a descendant of David. They did not know that He was God in flesh (John 1:14).

Using Psalm 110 to reinforce His answer, Jesus presented that the Messiah would be over David; not the other way around.

Our Belief in Christ

The question to us today is, what do we believe?

If we believe that Jesus is the Son of God and our Savior then the rest of these questions and answers will fall into place.

Do you know who Jesus is?

Love in Christ

– Bob

If you would like to learn more about the love and life-changing experience of Jesus Christ, please take a moment to go now and read John 3:16.

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