Friday:9th Week of the year – B
I Reading: Tobit 11:5-15: He had scourged me and has had pity on me, and now I see my son.
Gospel: Mark 12:35-37: How can they maintain that the Christ is the Son of David?
The Entangled Idea of the Messiah, Mk 12:35-37
Jesus asked the important question to his opponents and today he asks every person: “What do you think about the Christ, the Messiah?”
1. Jesus questioned men (v.35)
2. The entangled idea of the Messiah: He is David’s son-a mere man (v.35)
3. The correct idea of the Messiah: He is the Lord of David-God Himself (v.36-37)
4. The crowds listened to Jesus: with delight (v.37)
Thought: The religionists missed the truth of the Messiah because they misread the Scriptures and did not believe in the power of God. They studied their teachers and authorities more than the Scripture itself. They were dogmatic about their own ideas and notions about the future and how events would actually take place. Prophecies concerning the coming of the Messiah were made a matter of fellowship.
But some people listened to Jesus with a great delight.