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9. Christ is the Lord
(Matthew 22:41-46)
41   While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
42   Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David.
43   He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying,
44   The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?
45   If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?
46   And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.

We call Jesus Christ “Lord.” This is good, for the Lord created us. He is our Owner, Ruler, and Judge. He is glorious and majestic; He has in His hand all the authority in heaven and on earth. The angels serve Him, with the cherubim calling out night and day, “Holy, holy is the Lord, the Almighty.”
The name “Lord” occurs 6,828 times in the Old Testament, whereas the term “God” is mentioned only 2,600 times. This indicates the great importance of the title “Lord” in the Scriptures.
The shepherds in the fields of Bethlehem were very afraid when they heard the angel’s declaration that the Lord had arrived. The angel brought them good tidings of great joy, which would be to all people. There was born to them in the city of David a Savior, who was Christ the Lord This name means that the Lord God became incarnate in Jesus. The Creator humbled himself in the form of a bondservant. In His humiliation, He was tempted in every way, just as we are, yet He remained without sin.
What love did the Lord show us in drawing near to us in Jesus! All the powers of heaven dwelt in the child of the manger. The apostles recognized the great mystery. They called Christ “Teacher,” “Master,” and “Lord.” In the New Testament, the name “Lord” appears 216 times. When you read the title “Lord” in the gospels with regard to Jesus, it means that all of God’s characteristics and powers are concentrated in Him. This is why the church has always used the phrase “Our Lord Jesus Christ” as a summary of its creed. This confession harmonizes with two prophecies mentioned in the Old Testament. The first prophecy is that David’s descendant would be the Son of God (2 Samuel 7:13-14); and the second occurs in Psalm 110:1 when David confessed, “the Lord said to my Lord, Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool.”
Jewish leaders asked Jesus tricky questions, one after another, out of the law. But Jesus challenged them with a question out of the promises: “What do you think about the Christ?” Many were so full of the law, that they forgot Christ. They believed that their works would save them without the merit and grace of the Messiah. It would be wise for each of us to ask ourselves, “What do we think about the Christ?” “What do you think about the Christ?” Some people rarely think of Him. Some do not think of Him at all. But to those who believe that Christ is precious, how precious then are the thoughts of him! (Psalm 139:17).
The Lord Jesus Christ compared two prophecies when guiding those who were seeking the truth about Him as the Son of God and the Lord Himself. The extremists, however, would not comprehend this truth. If they did, they would have to confess that God appeared as two persons in a spiritual union. So they gave the cowardly excuse that they did not know the meaning the prophecies, and went away filled with resentment and hatred. However, this divine truth is fulfilled in Jesus Christ. He sits at the right hand of His heavenly Father (Revelation 3:21). Together they rule the universe in a harmony of love and unity. This mystery is too great for man to perceive of his own accord. As Scripture states, no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:3). In the communion of the Spirit, we know God’s love became incarnate in Jesus Christ, and we partake of His life by the gift of faith given to us.
The Jews could not recognize Jesus as Lord, because they closed their hearts against His love. So Jesus was obligated to declare to them that God would make them His footstool, for everyone who does not kneel to Jesus shall perish. This divine revelation incites us to preach Christ, even to His enemies. When we do, we unite with the love of God, who desires all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth.

 

Prayer:   We worship You Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, because You exist in the union of Your perfect love. You are One in the Holy Trinity that guides us and helps us to call Jesus Christ, Lord. We glorify You because You redeemed us on the cross, and filled us with Your kind Spirit that we may partake in the spread of Your kingdom on earth. Thus we praise You with all the worshipers on earth and in heaven, and call Jesus: “Lord”, to glorify Your Fatherly name, Amen.

 

Question:

199. How could David speak about the two Lords?

 

 

Table of contents

PREFACE

PART 1
THE PRELIMINARY PERIOD IN THE MINISTRY OF CHRIST
(MATTHEW 1:1 - 4:25)

PART 2
CHRIST TEACHES AND MINISTERS IN GALILEE
(MATTHEW 5:1 - 11:1)

PART 3
THE UNBELIEVING JEWS AND THEIR ENMITY TO JESUS
(MATTHEW 11:2-18:35)

PART 4
JESUS’ MINISTRY IN THE JORDAN VALLEY DURING HIS JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM
(MATTHEW 19:1 - 20:34)

PART 5
JESUS’ LAST MINISTRIES IN JERUSALEM
(MATTHEW 21:1 - 25:46)

A - A DISPUTE IN THE TEMPLE
(MATTHEW 21:1 - 22:46)

1. Jesus’ Entrance into Jerusalem
(Matthew 21:1-9)
21:1
A - A DISPUTE IN THE TEMPLE
(MATTHEW 21:1 - 22:46)

1. Jesus’ Entrance into Jerusalem
(Matthew 21:1-9) - continued
21:6
2. Jesus Cleanses the Temple
(Matthew 21:10-17)
21:10
2. Jesus Cleanses the Temple
(Matthew 21:10-17) - continued
21:14
3. The Unfruitful Fig Tree Cursed
(Matthew 21:18-22)
21:18
4. Jesus Questioned by the Elders of the Jews
(Matthew 21:23-27)
21:23
4. Jesus Questioned by the Elders of the Jews
(Matthew 21:23-27) - continued
21:24
5. Jesus Gives Four Parables
(Matthew 21:28 - 22:14)

a) The Parable of the Two Sons
(Matthew 21:28-32)
21:28
b) The Parable of the Wicked Vinedressers
(Matthew 21:33-41)
21:33
c) The Parable about the Stumbling Block
(Matthew 21:42-46)
21:42
d) The Parable of the Great Wedding Feast
(Matthew 22:1-14)
22:1
6. The Things that are Caesar’s, and Those that are God’s
(Matthew 22:15-22)
22:15
7. In the Resurrection they neither Marry nor are Given in Marriage
(Matthew 22:23-33)
22:23
8. The Great Commandment
(Matthew 22:34-40)
22:34
9. Christ is the Lord
(Matthew 22:41-46)
22:41
B - CHRIST REBUKES AND WARNS THE JEWISH SPIRITUAL LEADERS
(MATTHEW 23:1-39) (The Fifth Collection of the Words of Jesus)

1. Rebuke of the Scribes and Pharisees (Matthew 23:1-7)
23:1
2. The Humility of Faithful Teachers
(Matthew 23:8-12)
23:8
3. The First Woe to the Scribes and Pharisees
(Matthew 23:13)
23:13
4. The Second Woe
(Matthew 23:14)
23:14
5. The Third Woe
(Matthew 23:15)
23:15
6. The Fourth Woe
(Matthew 23:16-22)
23:16
7. The Fifth Woe
(Matthew 23:23-24)
23:23
8. The Sixth Woe
(Matthew 23:25-26)
23:25
9. The Seventh Woe
(Matthew 23:27-28)
23:27
10. The Eighth Woe
(Matthew 23:29-33)
23:29
11. Jesus’ Prophesy about Jerusalem
(Matthew 23:34-36)
23:34
12. The Hardheartedness of the People of Jerusalem in Front of Christ’s Mercy and Compassion
(Matthew 23:37-39)
23:37
C - CHRIST’S SERMON ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES
(MATTHEW 24:1-25:46) (The Sixth Collection of Words of Jesus)

1. Christ Leaves the Temple (Matthew 24:1-2)
24:1
2. The Disciples’ Questions (Matthew 24:3) 24:3
3. Take Heed that no One Deceives You
(Matthew 24:4-5)
24:4
4. God’s Wrath Falling on Men
(Matthew 24:6-8)
24:6
5. They Will Deliver You up to Tribulation
(Matthew 24:9-14)
24:9
5. They Will Deliver You up to Tribulation
(Matthew 24:9-14) - continued
24:12
6. The Destruction of Jerusalem
(Matthew 24:15-22)
24:15
7. False Christs
(Matthew 24:23-26)
24:23
8. The Clear Signs of Christ’s Second Coming
(Matthew 24:27-31)
24:27
9. The End of the Worlds
(Matthew 24:32-36)
24:32
10. The Salvation of the Believers
(Matthew 24:37-41)
24:37
11. Watch!
(Matthew 24:42-51)
24:42
11. Watch!
(Matthew 24:42-51) - continued
24:45
12. The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins
(Matthew 25:1-13)
25:1
12. The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins
(Matthew 25:1-13) - continued
25:6
12. The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins
(Matthew 25:1-13) - continued
25:8
13. The Parable of the Talents
(Matthew 25:14-30)

a) Are You Talented?
(Matthew 25:14-18)
25:14
b) The Lord Rewards the Faithful
(Matthew 25:19-23)
25:19
c) The Lord Judges the Lazy Servant
(Matthew 25:24-30)
25:24
14. Christ is the Eternal Judge
(Matthew 25:31-33)
25:31
15. Christ’s Judgment on His Loving Followers
(Matthew 25:34-40)
25:34
16. The Judge’s Judgment on the Evil Ones
(Matthew 25:41-46)
25:41

PART 6
CHRIST’S SUFFEINGS AND DEATH
(MATTHEW 26:1-27:66)

PART 7
THE RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
(MATTHEW 28:1-20)

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