I can see it now in my mind of memories. I stood inside the screen door listening to our three young children arguing outside about something that none of them knew much about. The discussion continued with ridiculous half-truths and assumptions based on what they thought they knew. There were retorts that always began with “Yea, but…”. I let it go on because this is how I knew what they were thinking. But when it got heated, I would step in before it got physical in proving their points.
“Here’s what is going on”, I would begin, “This is what is true about what you are discussing.” All three would listen because of my inborn, “teacher-mom look”, but only for seconds. So, Truth had to be told quickly and efficiently. The response was never, “Oh mom, thank you for much for your words of truth and wisdom.” It was usually, “Huh.” And then they ran off to play until the next debate over life’s trivia.
Whose Son Is the Messiah?
41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42 “What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?”
“The son of David,” they replied.
43 He said to them, “How is it then that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls him ‘Lord’? For he says,
44 “‘The Lord said to my Lord:
“Sit at my right hand
until I put your enemies
under your feet.”’
45 If then David calls him ‘Lord,’ how can he be his son?” 46 No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions.
TRUTH STOPS THE DISCUSSION
“What do you think about the Messiah?”
Jesus’ questions stumped his accusers who judged and ridiculed, assumed and mocked. These religious and political elite knew only self-made power. They knew enough about God’s Law to be dangerous. They manipulated God’s words so much that Truth was now hidden from their minds, hearts and souls.
Here is Truth, the “long awaited Messiah”, standing right in front of them and they do not recognize Him. They do not WANT to recognize them. We can almost hear them mumble, “Huh”, like young children. They do not accept Jesus nor do they accept defeat. They then stole away from Truth and gathered as leaders to see how they could kill their own Messiah.
When have you thought one way about an issue until you were told the truth? Did it affect your whole life, change your thinking, and transform your behavior?
Was Jesus the One who saved you from the lies of previous thought?
Was it Jesus who brought you to Truth?
Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life”, in that order for a reason. Even today, His Holy Spirit leads us to the Way to Truth which gives us real, abundant, no turning back, Life forever when we believe Truth as the Person of Jesus Christ.
What do you think about the Messiah?
It’s not what I think, it’s Who I know. Our Messiah is Jesus Christ, Son of God, born of a Virgin, lived to die for our sins and rose again to prove He is King forever! That’s the Truth!
“I was blind, but now I see”. Jesus saved me. Truth IS…whether we choose to believe or not. I believe. I pray you do, too.
Thank you for opening my eyes to the Truth who is Your Son. Thank you for saving my soul. Thank you for changing my mind and behavior daily. Thank you for life, real life. Thank you for helping others see you, too and live for you with all their hearts, minds and souls. Thank you for your work of salvation that grows your character in us which is transforming. Continue to do what you must we can love like you love us.
In Jesus Name, Amen. I believe.
And I’m singing worship to Truth…
Above all powers
Above all kings
Above all nature and all created things
Above all wisdom and all the ways of man
You were here before the world began
Above all kingdoms
Above all thrones
Above all wonders the world has ever known
Above all wealth and treasures of the earth
There’s no way to measure what you’re worth
Laid behind the stone
You lived to die
Rejected and alone
Like a rose trampled on the ground
You took the fall
And thought of me