TRUST: Jesus Shares the Truth

Over the past few days since Thanksgiving, I have truly reflected on the blessing of having a relationship with Jehovah through Jesus Christ. In John 14:6, Jesus declares, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Jesus knew who He was, but many people did not and still do not know who He is. It was His mission to reveal to mankind that He was God’s means for man to enter into a personal relationship with God as He intended for man before man’s fall. Adam’s trespass created division and separation from God for all mankind. Jesus’ incarnation, death and resurrection affords us the opportunity to know God. TRUST: Jesus Shares the Truth

TRUST: Jesus Shares the Truth. In Mark 12, we see Jesus sharing that truth with authorities/power structure and others in the temple. Like many of man today, they were unaware of the person of Jesus or His identity.

Mark 12

35 While Jesus was teaching in the temple courts, he asked, “Why do the teachers of the law say that the Messiah is the son of David?36 David himself, speaking by the Holy Spirit, declared:

“‘The Lord said to my Lord:
    “Sit at my right hand
until I put your enemies
    under your feet.”’

37 David himself calls him ‘Lord.’ How then can he be his son?”

The large crowd listened to him with delight.

Jesus taught by framing questions from the knowledge that people had. He used their knowledge to lead them to a greater understanding of the truth.TRUST: Jesus Shares the Truth. In the text today, Jesus references Psalm 110:1 in the question that He frames for the authorities. The question was “Why do the teachers of the law say that the Messiah is the son of David? Jesus knew that the Lord David was speaking of was Himself, but the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders did not know who He was. The disciples themselves had recently found out Jesus’ true identity. If you will recall Mark 8, Jesus first asks His disciples“Who do people say I am?”. Then, He asks the disciples “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.” Jesus asked them not to share that with anyone at that time. Despite that, TRUST: Jesus Shares the Truth.

Jesus was concerned that the leaders and teachers of the day did not know who He was. He wanted them to know, so He asked them who He was, but they were not given the understanding of this as Peter had been. When asking about the Messiah, Jesus knew who He was the Messiah, but the people did not. He asked the question to reveal to their lack of understanding of who He is.

Do you know who Jesus is? Do you know that He is the Messiah? Do you know that salvation is found in no one else? Do you know that He invites you to know Him? He reveals that many times, but one poignant time was in John 14 where He was sharing more with His disciples about His the purpose of His coming. TRUST: Jesus Shares the Truth. The question is “Do you want to hear the truth?” If you do, open the Word of God reading it with the intention of hearing what He has to say to you. TRUST: Jesus Shares the Truth


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