Matthew 22:41-45Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them this question: “What do you think of the Messiah? Whose son is he?” They said to him, “The son of David.” He said to them, “How is it then that David by the Spirit calls him Lord, saying, ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet” ’? If David thus calls him Lord, how can he be his son?”
Up to this point the Pharisees were bombarding Jesus with questions. They were trying to trap him in something they could crucify him with. They asked him about taxes, the resurrection, the law and were left dumbfounded with his answers.
Then Jesus turns the tables and asks them a question. He challenges them to articulate their understanding of who the Messiah is and his lordship. Unable to answer his one question unlike his ability to answer all of their’s, Jesus not only shows their pettiness but he also bolsters his claim as the Messiah.
I often tell people that when they are being attacked by people in a confrontational situation in the work place, church or school, to be the most reasonable person in the room. Let people speak then respectfully make your case. When the facts are on your side God will vindicate you and make others look stupid.
When people question who you are there is no need to get angry, loud and violent. We just need to know who we are and walk accordingly. God will not only help us to answer the questions, God will also give us the opportunity to ask some of our own.
Lord give me the patience and wisdom of Jesus
Let the questions I ask confirm me in You