Apostle Grace Lubega
Matthew 22:41-45 (KJV); While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, Saying, 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?
David was a man with God’s own heart.
When he served Saul, this was God’s heart coming to Saul as a servant.
Saul’s greatest error was not merely in how he treated David but in the fact that he did not understand God’s ways. He lost what was given to him because of how he saw God. When he looked at David, all he saw was a servant boy, not the God behind the servant.
The pattern that God began in David was also carried on by the Christ and even then, men failed to understand it.
Jesus came in the form of both a son and a servant. Our theme scripture refers to Him as the son of David. In Matthew 20:28, the Bible says that He did not come to be served but to serve.
When the Pharisees saw Jesus, they could not relate with a God who comes in the form of a son and a servant. But this was God’s way—it is how He humbles Himself.
Servanthood and sonship are forms that God can take. We must never miss Him when He appears in this way.
FURTHER STUDY: Matthew 20:28, Proverbs 14:8
GOLDEN NUGGET: Servanthood and sonship are forms that God can take. We must never miss Him when He appears in this way.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this truth. Thank You for the eyes that see the forms You take; for the discernment to know You in the things in which You appear. I walk in humility towards the people You have placed in my life because I know that Your voice echoes through the least likely people. By this wisdom, I am preserved in You, in Jesus’ name, Amen.