The verse that I would like to examine today is found in the Matthew 22:42:
Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David.
Jesus is speaking here and He was talking to the Pharisees who would have been the so-called religious people of that day. Just like Jesus posed this question to them I want to pose this same question to you. What do you think of Christ?
There is so much false information out there today about who Jesus was and the life that He lead and how He died and rose again. I don’t have time to discuss all of these things but I did want to try and get you to stop and consider this question. What would your answer be? There are many “religious people” who don’t even know the answer. They might say something like this, well Jesus was a good man who lived along time ago, or they might say that Jesus was a prophet who lived a long time ago. You see your answer to this question is very important because it can be the difference between heaven and hell!
Just being a religious person will not necessarily get you into heaven! The first thing that must be established is weather or not you believe in the Bible. If you don’t think that the Bible is true then you will never be able to answer this question correctly! I did not say that you had to understand everything about the Bible, you have to believe that it is the very words of God. Yes He used different men (40) to write it over a long period of time (1500 years) but it still is his Word and you must come to the place where you except that. Once you do then you can begin to allow the Bible to answer this question for you because as you read it you will see your need and you will ask the Lord to save you. Once He saves you then you will have the right answer to this question!
Listen to Thomas’s answer to this question:
Then saith he to Thomas, reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.  And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.
Thomas said that He is MY Lord and MY God! You see the only ones who can say this are those who have made Him THEIR Lord and THEIR God, and you do this by asking Him to save you!
Listen to Peter’s answer to this question:
Matthew 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
Peter could make this confession because he had the Lord living in His heart!
Now how about you? Does Christ live in your heart? Or are you just a religious person? If you want to answer this compelling question correctly then you must have Christ living in your heart!
Until next week:
A few thoughts on current events, upcoming sermons and other matters of concern from a Biblical perspective.