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questioning Jesus, Mark 12, an open question

1 Sep

Jesus has asked questions; he has explained his responses, his teachings and narrative, to his disciples; he has answered questions with a questions and has refused to answer, or has given quite explicit directive answers.

Today Jesus asks a question and leaves it open for the listeners to respond,

While Jesus was teaching in the temple courts, he asked, “Why do the teachers of the law say that the Messiah is the son of David?36 David himself, speaking by the Holy Spirit, declared:

“‘The Lord said to my Lord:
“Sit at my right hand
until I put your enemies
under your feet.”’

37 David himself calls him ‘Lord.’ How then can he be his son?”

The large crowd listened to him with delight.’

They listened with delight. Their answer and mine.