Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Matthew 22 - Part 3


Read Matthew 22

Sun Tzu, Carl Von Clausewitz and Niccolò Machiavelli had nothing on Jesus.  He had just repelled three attacks by the religious hypocrites and instead of just kicking back and enjoying his public victories, he decided to turn this into a route.

Jesus asked an easy question.  Whose Son is the Christ?

The son of David, of course.  The Pharisees knew that they had nailed this answer, but Jesus continued.

“How is it then that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls him ‘Lord’? For he says,

 “‘The Lord said to my Lord:

    “Sit at my right hand

until I put your enemies

    under your feet.”’

 If then David calls him ‘Lord,’ how can he be his son?”

That left the hypocrites speechless and put an end to the constant barrage of Scribes and Pharisees trying to trick or trap Jesus. 

Jesus would continue to chastise the religious hypocrites in the next chapter, but while the Pharisees were the topic, Jesus was addressing these comments to his disciple and the crowd.  The religious hypocrites had all they could handle.

They had been whupped.


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