They Were Silenced

Good morning! Have you ever been in a class and the facilitator or instructor asked a question? Did you raise your hand to answer? What about a time when the individual asked a question and the class didn’t know the answer, did everyone sit in silence? Well today, we will read about a similar situation. Join me as we finish Matthew 22. Enjoy your reading and your day.

“41 Then, surrounded by the Pharisees, Jesus asked them a question: 42 “What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?” They replied, “He is the son of David.”

43 Jesus responded, “Then why does David, speaking under the inspiration of the Spirit, call the Messiah ‘my Lord’? For David said, 44 ‘The Lord said to my Lord, Sit in the place of honor at my right hand until I humble your enemies beneath your feet.’[Psalm 110:1]

45 Since David called the Messiah ‘my Lord,’ how can the Messiah be his son?” 46 No one could answer him. And after that, no one dared to ask him any more questions.” – Matthew 22:41-46 NLT

Now it was Jesus’ turn to answer the questions. He certainly asked the question, and they had no answer – they were silenced.

Remember, in a single day Jesus was asked by different groups of religious leaders questions that would “trap” him. It was three separate occasions. Yet, none of them could trap him. To be honest Jesus taught them and the people around who heard were astonished. The religious leaders quest to disrupt Jesus, led to more people hearing Biblical truth.

Sisters and brothers, today – stand firm in your faith. We may not know all the answers or have the reasons why, but we serve a mighty God who does. Trust Him. Trust His word.

Father God, in the name of Jesus we come humbly to you in prayer. Lord, we need you and ask that you continue to work in our lives. Lord, we ask for your strength, wisdom and discernment. Lord, you are all knowing, creator of heaven and earth. Lord we know you keep us and protect us. Thank you for who you are and whose we are. Lord, nothing escapes you, so Lord hold us closer to you. Help us to feel your presence today. Lord, when the weight of the world appears to be too much, lift us up Lord and help us to stand in faith under the pressure. Lord, strengthen our youth, build up our young adults in your word. Lord, equip our churches to minister to our next generation of leaders. Lord, our hope is in you, pour out your Holy Spirit in this world and in us today. Help us to be good examples of God fearing Christians in this world. Lord, when people see us, we want them to see you. Help us and change us Lord to be more like you. In Jesus name, amen.

Keep praying, the Lord hears you! Keep seeking! Keep trusting the process!


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The event is held once a year and it is designed to refresh and restore volunteers and ministry workers who serve the community and/or work at dependent living facilities/organizations (e.g., shelters, recovery centers, etc). If you are a volunteer and/or a ministry worker or have volunteered at one of the Mary E. White Ministries events (workshops, retreats, etc) and are interested in participating in a day of being refreshed, renewed and restored email us at:, by Monday, February 25, 2019. Space is limited, we have 15 spots left.

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