As Jesus is the cornerstone upon which the Church is built, so are his teachings the unifying cornerstone of Christian doctrine.

The Lord Said to My Lord

the Healer of the Sick:
A Study of Jesus As
the Son of David in
the Gospel of Matthew
One of the great riddles of Jesus’ sayings is that found in Matthew 22:34-46. He was again being confronted by those who loved the law more than God, and sacrifice more than mercy (Hosea 6:6). People who love the letter of the law cannot love God and their neighbors because the letter kills (2 Corinthians 3:6). So, to such people Jesus asked, What do you think of the Messiah? Whose son is he? They replied, The son of David. Then Jesus put forth a riddle, Why did David call the Messiah “my Lord”? If he is a son, why did David write, The Lord [God] said to my Lord [the Messiah]? How can the Messiah be his son if he calls him my Lord? They could not answer the obvious: the Messiah is the Son of God.

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