HOST: Ron House
Now the men who were holding Jesus in custody were mocking him as they beat him. They also blindfolded him and kept asking him, “Prophesy! Who is it that struck you?” And they said many other things against him, blaspheming him. When day came, the assembly of the elders of the people gathered together, both chief priests and scribes. And they led him away to their council, and they said, “If you are the Christ, tell us.” But he said to them, “If I tell you, you will not believe, and if I ask you, you will not answer. But from now on the Son of Man shall be seated at the right hand of the power of God.” So they all said, “Are you the Son of God, then?” And he said to them, “You say that I am.” Then they said, “What further testimony do we need? We have heard it ourselves from his own lips.”
“Are You then the Son of God?” It was the right question, the most important question. But it was asked with the wrong heart and motive. The Jewish leaders were not interested in believing in Jesus as the Son of God and promised Messiah. They were not interested in following Him as disciples. Their only desire was to find fault and a reason to accuse Him of blasphemy. Their question was nothing more than a means of finding guilt. Nevertheless, their question was the right question. It is that question that can still make all the difference. Is Jesus the Son of God? If He is, then He is surely worthy of our faith and obedience and our very lives. Still in our own time, if honest and searching hearts are willing to ask the question and accept the obvious answer, then Jesus the Son of God is still able to change their lives and give them salvation. What a Savior!
Why is believing in Jesus as the Son of God so important?
Don’t forget to pray and have a great day!