Jesus poses a challenging question to the religious lawyers of his day…“How can the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David…David himself calls him Lord. So how is he his son?” It is a question intended to stir their minds and hearts to faith in him as the Messiah – fully man, fully God.
Warren Wiersbe captures well the crucial nature of what Jesus is doing: “This is a far more important question than the ones His enemies had asked Him, for if we are wrong about Jesus Christ, we are wrong about salvation.” At stake in how we answer the question of who Jesus is? In simple terms…everything. Eternity is at stake! Life and death; heaven and hell.
When Jesus turns to you and asks, “Who do you say that I am?” how do you answer?
Listen to the message: The Messiah is No Mere Man, from Mark 12:35-37.