Saying, What think you of Christ? whose son is he? They say to him, The son of David.…
That Christ was lineally descended from David, and that as such, He had the body and the mind and the heart of a man, is a historical fact. That body, first natural, then spiritual, became at His ascension a glorified body; but none the less it was the identical body. Christ is now in heaven. "The son of David" — a man — what is the result of that.
I. Whatever He came to this earth to do is finished and accepted, else He would not be resting there.
II. His presence there in manhood shows what manhood is capable of, what human nature may become.
III. There — in that man Christ, David's son — we have a brother. What a possession — brotherhood in heaven.
1. He is there as a representative man. On the cross He was our substitute, not a representative. Now He is not a substitute, but a representative man.
2. He is pledged as the forerunner of us all.
3. So on earth and in heaven He is David's son and David's Lord. If Christ be man in heaven, no less He is God.
4. And now all that this man died to purchase, He now lives as God to give.
(J. Vaughan, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David.