After another huddle, the Pharisees are ready to give it another try. They walk back over to Jesus, but this time, Jesus does not give them an opportunity to speak first. He looks at them and asks, “Tell Me, who is the Messiah? What does Holy Scripture say about Him? Whose Son is He?” The Pharisees debate for a moment, wanting to be very sure about their response before giving it. “He is the Son of King David,” they finally reply. Jesus nods, then asks, “Can you tell Me why, when David was writing the words given to him by the Holy Spirit, he called the Messiah ‘My Lord’? In his psalm he wrote, ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.”’ So how can the Messiah be both David’s Son and his Lord?” The Pharisees are again rendered speechless. They have no clue how to answer Jesus’ question. Feeling defeated, they turn and flee the crowd before they are humiliated even more.
Matthew 22:41-46, Mark 12:35-37, Luke 20:41-44, Psalm 110:1