And He said unto them, How say they that Christ is David's son? And David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit Thou on My right hand, Till I make Thine enemies Thy footstool. David therefore calleth Him Lord, how is He then his son? Then in the audience of all the people He said unto His disciples, Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts; Which devour widows' houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation. (Luke 20:41-47)
The Father sent the Son who became a man after the flesh and is therefore both God and man. The Son of God who is God the Son, one with the Father and the Spirit, descended from David’s line according to the flesh and is both Lord of Creation and our Kinsman-Redeemer. When the Father exalted Him after His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary, Jesus sat down on the right hand of the Father until the Father sends Him to consummate His plan and all His enemies are defeated. Those who make a great show of church and religion without the relationship with God by faith through grace which God requires will not be with God when He returns but will face Him as Judge. While there condemnation may be greater, God requires all who are not born again by the Spirit of God to repent and submit to Him on His terms unto Salvation. Great religion, or any perceived good works will not save, for the righteousness apart from God is filthy rags and only worthy to be cast out. The true religion which God desires is not about doing for Him but a relationship with the Father through the Spirit because of our faith in the Son which leads to doing for others as He commands.
Because we have been reconciled with the Father through our faith in the Son and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary, we are not to do as the Scribes and Pharisees but take care of those whom God puts in our path. We are His ministers and are to do as He did when He was here. The disciplined followers of the Master are not to do as they will, but to do His will on this earth, to reach the lost, to teach the nations, and to preach the Word, even as we help the helpless, love the unlovable, and touch the untouchable, by the authority of Jesus Christ given to us and as He directs and provides. We are not to make a show of religion while keeping those who are in need from the Kingdom, but welcome all to hear the Good News. Our efforts are not to earn or keep that which God has given to us by grace but because of His love for us and for all, that whosoever will may believe His Word and come to a saving knowledge of Him and the new birth which comes from repentance and faith in Christ. He has left us here, not to work on our own, but as the Spirit of God directs us in missions, discipleship, and ministry, that we may have further opportunities to evangelize whosoever may come to Him.
God has sent those of us who are His saints and know Him out into this world to reach the lost that they might be saved from sin. He desires that His people strive to be holy and obedient unto Him that we might minister to those around us who are hurting and in need as He provides. We serve others, equipped with the Word of reconciliation and righteousness, rightly divided and fitly spoken, that they may see Christ in us, the hope of Glory. Our God has commanded us to love one another with an unfeigned love, even as He first loved us, and to disciple one another in the Word of God so that we may all grow in grace and in the Knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Our Lord has commissioned those who are His with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to go where He sends us in the power of the Holy Spirit. As we go, we are to proclaim the Good News of forgiveness through repentance and reconciliation with the Father through faith in His Son, that those who believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah of God might have life in His Name.
God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. God calls you to faith in Christ and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with God, forgiveness from God, and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of God who is God the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.