Matthew 22:23-46

Have you ever played the 20 Questions game? I had a handheld electronic version when I was a kid. One person thinks of something, anything, and another person asks up to twenty questions about that thing in an attempt to guess what it is. My electronic 20Q was always able to figure it out – to this day I’m still baffled by that.

In Matthew 22, we see Jesus answering a lot of questions from the Pharisees and the Sadducees. They test his knowledge of the Scriptures throughout this passage, waiting for him to slip up. But what happens? They marvel at his teaching. They are astonished. He always has the right answer. Better yet, he flips the script on them.

41 Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question, 42 saying, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?” They said to him, “The son of David.” 43 He said to them, “How is it then that David, in the Spirit, calls him Lord, saying, 44 “‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet”’? 45 If then David calls him Lord, how is he his son?” 46 And no one was able to answer him a word, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask him any more questions.

Matthew 22:41-46, ESV

Jesus has the answers. Jesus is the answer. Fully human, son of David; fully God, Lord of all. He knows his stuff. He created the stuff. Today, let’s spend time in reverence of our all-knowing Savior.

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