And as Jesus taught in the temple, he said, “How can the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David? David himself, in the Holy Spirit, declared,
“‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet.”’
David himself calls him Lord. So how is he his son?” And the great throng heard him gladly.
Many well meaning, and sometimes religious, people acknowledge the wisdom and power of Jesus by calling him a great teacher or a divine prophet. The scribes themselves perhaps believed such when they saw their Messiah merely to be the ancestor of King David. Yet no one back then really understood the divine nature of the Christ. How could they really.
Even with all of the evidence of scripture many scoff at Jesus' divine origin and discount his miraculous birth by the virgin Mary. Such cannot grasp the wonder of that manger in Bethlehem when God came into the world in the humblest way. These cannot envision how God the Son could trade heaven for earth. But for us, we hear this news with gladness.
Blessed are you Lord Jesus Christ. We worship you who came from heaven to save us.