35 And Jesus began to say, as He taught in the temple, “How is it that the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David? 36 David himself said in the Holy Spirit,
‘The Lord said to my Lord,
“Sit at My right hand,
Until I put Your enemies beneath Your feet.”’
37 David himself calls Him ‘Lord’; so in what sense is He his son?” And the large crowd enjoyed listening to Him. 38 In His teaching He was saying: “Beware of the scribes who like to walk around in long robes, and like respectful greetings in the market places, 39 and chief seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets, 40 who devour widows’ houses, and for appearance’s sake offer long prayers; these will receive greater condemnation.” ~ Mark 12:35-40 (NASB)
God is the great I AM, and so is Jesus His Son. King David himself called Christ Lord, yet Jesus is the Son of David. The glorious Trinity—Father, Son, and Holy Ghost—have always been and will always be. He is full of power and might, yet Jesus walked humbly as a man on the earth. The religious hypocrites of Jesus’ time, and our day, also, like to be recognized and honored, but Jesus who deserved honor above all the earth, ate with sinners and the downtrodden.
Heavenly Father, cleanse my heart so I am more like You and less like the religious hypocrites. I ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
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