Reflection on Matthew 22:34-46

Scripture

No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions.

Observation

The Pharisees ask Jesus what is the greatest commandment in the Law. Jesus replies that there are two- love God and love your neighbour. Everything else depends on these two.

Jesus then asks them a loaded question: Whose son is the Christ? They answer “The son of David.” But Jesus then says, “How is that David calls him ‘Lord’?”

They could not answer this, and no one dared to ask Jesus any more trick questions from that day.

Application

You can’t fight God. It should be obvious, but many struggle against Him all their life.

The wisdom of the Lord is breath-taking. Every time people tried to pull Jesus down with clever words, He would spin it back at them.

If we follow Jesus and submit ourselves to His ways we will have the wisdom of the Creator on our side. If we resist Jesus we resist life by resisting God.

The choice is obvious.

Prayer

Father I praise you for your great wisdom. You know how our lives best work. Please help me to listen to you in everything I do. Amen.

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