A Short Study of Matthew 22:42-45
“What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David. He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?”
After the Pharisees and Sadducees had peppered and bombarded the Lord Jesus with many needless questions, then the Lord asked them the all important question of questions, “What think ye of Christ?” It concerns each of us to seriously ask ourselves this heart-searching question. What are my thoughts about the Lord Jesus Christ? It is the great test of our spiritual state before God. Do I think of Him at all? Is He in any of my thoughts? To the unbeliever, and the atheist the Lord Jesus is nothing (Psalm 53:1). To the self-righteous legalist, He is just rules and regulations. To the hypocrite Christ Jesus is only convenience at religious moments.
However, to the true believer, the Lord Jesus Christ is everything.
The believer can say with King David, “He is my LORD, my God and Saviour, exalted, victorious and subduing all our enemies under His feet.” (Psalm 110:1-3)
The believer can say with Thomas, He is “my Lord and my God.” (John 20:28)
The believer can say with John the prophet, “behold the Lamb of God.” (John 1:29)
The believer can say with Simeon, “my eyes have seen thy salvation.” (Luke 2:30)
The believer can say with Peter, “we believe and are sure thou art that Christ.” (John 6:69)
The believer can say with Jeremiah, “He is the LORD our Righteousness.” (Jeremiah 23:5)
The believer can say with Job, “I know that my Redeemer liveth.” (Job 19:25)
You see my friend, to the believer the Lord Jesus Christ, is altogether lovely, most precious, all my delight, all my salvation and joy (Philippians 3:3; 2nd Samuel 23:5).
Now, do you rest the total weight of your salvation upon the Christ of God?
Do you definitely, deliberately and decidedly receive Him by faith and commit all your salvation to Him (2nd Timothy 1:12)?
Is the Lord Jesus Christ enthroned in your heart (Colossians 3:11)?
Remember this, if our views and thoughts of Jesus Christ are wrong, our state and standing before God is wrong. If our present state is wrong, our future state will be wrong. My prayer for all of us is that God will give us scriptural thoughts, right thoughts and exalted thoughts of the Lord Jesus Christ. God give us grace now to sing the song of the Redeemed, “Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, and hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” (Revelation 1:5-6)