And Jesus began to say, as He taught in the temple, “How is it that the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David? Mark 12:35
The Messianic Prophecies reveal that the Messiah (Christ) will be from the line of David. This obviously brought confusion among the religious leaders as they were expecting a literal biological Son of David to rise up and become King. However how would that Son possibly be God in the Flesh then if he was just a descendant of David?
This is one of the fun things about studying the fulfilment of prophecy. We have in our minds how God will fulfill something when God has a totally different way that we have trouble comprehending.
“David himself said in the Holy Spirit, ‘THE LORD SAID TO MY LORD, “SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, UNTIL I PUT YOUR ENEMIES BENEATH YOUR FEET.”‘ David himself calls Him ‘Lord’; so in what sense is He his son?” And the large crowd enjoyed listening to Him. Mark 12:36-37
Jesus goes on to teach that King David, filled with the Holy Spirit, called the Messiah Lord. Now if the Messiah was truly Davids biological Son he wouldn’t be calling him Lord as that would not be appropriate. A Father would not call a Son Lord, a Son would call a Father Lord.
However David was addressing Jesus as Lord not one of his Sons. So how is Jesus from the Line of David you ask? Well Joseph and Mary are both from the line of David, and during the Census in Bethlehem (City of David) Joseph registered Jesus as his Son, making him from the Line of David
Jesus being God in the Flesh could not come from a biological Father, he was conceived in Mary by the Holy Spirit and fulfilled the prophecies of the Line of David. Gods thoughts are higher than our thoughts and ways are higher than our ways! Amen!