Get Daily Bible Study on Facebook. Monday, March 21 Matthew This is the first and great Commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself" The English-language word "super" originated from a Latin word, of the same spelling, that meant over , or above. The antichrist as it later made itself when it created its own version of "Christianity"; see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy Roman Empire was the first "superpower" i.
The word "super" itself is the basis for other English-language words, such as supreme , superior and summit. There are of course other words that mean "super," most-importantly for our purposes here, those in the Hebrew and Greek of the Scriptures.
The command to love others as yourself assumes self-love, but does not encourage it, much less demand it. All the other commandments depend on and flow from the two great commandments. For Jesus to have dispensed with the other commands would indeed be to have given a dangerous answer to the question that was intended to trap him. While the Pharisees were gathered together — Cf. TStill, the connection is obvious.
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There may be an echo of Ps 2: Whose son is he? But his motivation is not entrapment, but enlightenment, moving from the known to the unknown. And whereas their questions to him had been about the law, his question to them is about a person. Note that Jesus refers to the Christ in the third person. He focusses their attention not directly on himself for they have already made up their minds about him , but on what the Scriptures say about him, in order that they might see the logic of the argument and the error of their thinking.
Nevertheless, he refused to reveal himself as Messiah until he had taught what the true meaning of Messiahship was. And his hearers needed to do a great deal of radical re-thinking. Although Jesus had never applied this title to himself, he had not denied the attribution either. Jesus is not about to deny that the Messiah is the son of David. The common understanding was not wrong, only inadequate.
It would continue to be made in the apostolic church, Rom 1: But Jesus is about to affirm that the title, especially as currently understood, was inadequate. And his kingdom is as different as his authority is higher than that of David. How many conceptions of Christ are around today that are true, but not adequate?
Far from being enthroned in Jerusalem as a king like David, he would soon be rejected by his people. But even then, on the cross, he would be recognized at last not as a son of David the title does not occur again , but as Son of God Mt It cannot be claimed that Jesus is using an ad hominem argument; that he is simply exploiting what was currently believed about the authorship of this psalm. The quotation is from Ps It was commonly accepted among the Rabbis that this passage referred to the Messiah. And, of course, Jesus was quoting this to his very own enemies!
Matthew 22 - KJV
Jesus does not give or receive an answer to his question. He has made his point.
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Those who are willing to have their eyes opened will go away and reflect and follow the logic through to its conclusion. When Jesus healed the blind men, they called him Son of David. How could they possibly answer him? The grounds on which that claim has been put forward are equally clear: Why do they not believe him when the testimony of his words and works is so powerful?
The answer is that they have chosen to believe a lie. They have blinded their eyes to the truth. They have wilfully turned away from the one who came to reconcile them with God. Woe has come to the leaders of Israel, and that is the subject of chapter This he did not now himself explain, but reserved it till the proof of it was completed by his resurrection; but we have it fully explained by him in his glory; Rev If we hold not fast this truth, that Jesus Christ is over all God blessed for ever, we run ourselves into inextricable difficulties.
And well might David, his remote ancestor, call him Lord, when Mary, his immediate mother, after she had conceived him, called him, Lord and God, her Saviour, Lk 1: Many are convinced, that are not converted, by the word. King James Bible Jesus answered and said unto them, You do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. American King James Version Jesus answered and said to them, You do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
American Standard Version But Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. Douay-Rheims Bible And Jesus answering, said to them: You err, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God. English Revised Version But Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
Webster's Bible Translation Jesus answered and said to them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
For all of them were married to her. I say this to your shame.
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