"Unable to Answer"
“Unable to Answer”
Yesterday we saw how Jesus handled those who sought to trip Him up - the Pharisees, Sadducees and a lawyer.
The Pharisees were amazed.
The crowds were astonished at His teaching.
Let’s look at the last four verses of Matthew 22…
41 Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question:
42 “What do you think about the Christ, whose son is He?” They *said to Him, “The son of David.”
43 He said to them, “Then how does David in the Spirit call Him ‘Lord,’ saying,
44 ‘THE LORD SAID TO MY LORD, “SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, UNTIL I PUT YOUR ENEMIES BENEATH YOUR FEET”’?
45 If David then calls Him ‘Lord,’ how is He his son?”
46 No one was able to answer Him a word, nor did anyone dare from that day on to ask Him another question.
Jesus never backed off.
He pressed in when dealing with evil, deception and the spirit of religion.
Jesus asked a simple question.
They all agreed on the answer - The Christ would be from the line of David.
Then, the turn…”how does David in the Spirit call Him ‘Lord”, saying…”
Jesus quoted the Word…
1 The LORD says to my Lord:
“Sit at My right hand
Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.”
The Lord revealed the limitation of man’s “logical” understanding.
None could answer Him.
From that day forward none would ask Him a question.
I believe this refers to the Pharisees, Sadducees and lawyers.
They had interpreted the Word with their own ability and had totally missed the need for God to enable/reveal interpretation.
They knew that Jesus was answering from a different place - not from the logic of man, but from the Word of God spoken through One empowered by God.
There is nothing more powerful.
There reaction was to kill Jesus.
Press on in the Word.
Press on in manifesting the power of God.
May we live as Jesus did.
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