35 And as Jesus taught in the temple, he said, “How can the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David? 36 David himself, in 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. So how is he his son?” And the great throng heard him gladly.
The scribes originally began as a group of trained writers who created copies of The Torah, By the first century, the scribes were highly respected professionals who also interpreted and taught the Word of God to the people. With His question, Jesus exposed the spiritual shallowness of the scribes. The prophesied Messiah could not be both the Son of David and the Lord of David, unless there was a deeper meaning to Psalm 110 than that espoused by the scribes.
The rabbis and scribes were willing to tolerate Jesus as a rabbi or prophet, but the only way He could be both the Son of David and the Lord of David is by being the Son of God. Jesus was born to a virgin by the power of the Holy Spirit: He is both God and man. The scribes were spiritually shutoff and could not see the beautiful truth that was right in from of them.
Today, there are many “scribes” who have diminished the deity of Jesus. They are more comfortable refashioning Jesus as a kind teacher and philosopher. They find miracles and apocalyptical pronouncements to be unseemly for their messiah. The problem is that the Bible does not make sense unless you accept the greatness of God and the breadth of His plan. Jesus is the Son of God. Jesus is a miracle Who performs miracles. Jesus is alive. Jesus is beyond our full comprehension. David was a great king, but Jesus is the King of all Kings!