merely or more?


devotional post # 2048

Luke 20:41-44

Luk 20:41 But he said to them, “What does it mean when they say that the Christ is David’s son?
Luk 20:42 Because David himself says in the book of Psalms, ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand,
Luk 20:43 until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.” ‘
Luk 20:44 David calls him ‘Lord’ for this reason, so how is he his son?”

merely or more?

Jesus is not denying that he was born in the line of David. But he is challenging his listeners to consider whether he might just be more than that. If Jesus was merely David’s descendant, he might stand to inherit his earthly throne. Of course, there was that little matter of the Roman empire, as well as the impostor king Herod, who might have contended with him over that rule. But the Old Testament scriptures record David’s contention that the Messiah would not merely be his descendant, but also his Lord.

LORD, thank you that you are so much more than we can imagine.


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