Accepting the Truth
“Then, surrounded by the Pharisees, Jesus asked them a question: “What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?” They replied, “He is the son of David.” Jesus responded, “Then why does David, speaking under the inspiration of the Spirit, call the Messiah ‘my Lord’? For David said, ‘The LORD said to my Lord, Sit in the place of honor at my right hand until I humble your enemies beneath your feet.’ Since David called the Messiah ‘my Lord,’ how can the Messiah be his son?””
Matthew 22:41-45 NLT
Jesus is having a conversation with the religious leaders who do not believe He is the Son of God. They are enraged that Jesus would claim to be the Son of God.
Jesus quotes from Psalm 101 and asks them, “How can the Messiah be David’s son if David called him “my Lord?”
The religious leaders disagreed with Jesus. Their minds were closed to the truth because they were assured of their own interpretations of the Old Testament scriptures. They refused to accept any other possible alternative truth.
The death and resurrection of Jesus proved Jesus truly was the Son of God—the person He claimed to be.
Sometimes, we can be like the religious leaders. We get set in our ways of understanding and refuse to consider that we might be missing some part of God’s plan. While we may have portions of the truth, none of us have the complete revelation of God’s truth. We should always keep our minds open to fresh revelation.
Holy Spirit, help me to be open to Your revelation of truth. Help me always to be willing to learn and grow.
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