“41 And He said to them, “How can they say that the Christ is the Son of David? (This is Jesus talking to the religious leaders) 42 Now David himself said in the Book of Psalms:
‘The LORD (Caps mean this is Yahweh, God the Father) said to my Lord,
“Sit at My right hand,
43 Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.” ’
44 Therefore David calls Him ‘Lord’; how is He then his Son?”
45 Then, in the hearing of all the people, He said to His disciples, 46 “Beware of the scribes, who desire to go around in long robes, love greetings in the marketplaces, the best seats in the synagogues, and the best places at feasts, 47 who devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. These will receive greater condemnation.”” – Luke 20:41-47
Jesus had been preaching and gaining in popularity. Fearing rebellion by His followers if they took Him by force, the religious leaders (Pharisees, Sadducees, and Scribes) were continually attempting to discredit him in order to take back their perceived “power.” After having easily thwarted all of their traps, Jesus turns the tables on them and drives home His deity and proof that He was the coming Messiah.
From their own well known (entire books of the Old Testament were normally memorized) scriptures He points out a psalm written by King David. In this Messianic Psalm Jesus points out that David could not have been referring to a mere descendant (which Jesus freely admitted). The Lord (God the Father) said to my (David’s) Lord to sit at His right hand, clearly sonship of the living God. This was accounted as blasphemy in the religious leaders eyes, as Jesus was clearly saying that He was the Son of God, and that in so HE WAS GOD. This is an inescapable reference to Jesus referring to Himself as God, and the religious leaders couldn’t refute it.
Then Jesus goes even further, discrediting the religious leaders and certainly ratcheting their frustrations even higher. He gives a warning that is as true today as it was then. We are to beware of religious leaders who are all show and boast in their lordship. The pomp of many religious leaders today will be met with great condemnation in eternity.
Don’t let it be you and don’t let it be me. Our goal is not to appear religious, or to be known for all of our efforts. In fact I would challenge you to do everything you do for the kingdom quietly. Store up for yourselves rewards in heaven, not on earth. And no matter what, always seek and speak the truth, no matter the cost.
From the Legacy Standard Bible (https://read.lsbible.org/?q=psalm+110)
PSALM 110 – YOU ARE A PRIEST FOREVER
Of David. A Psalm.
Yahweh says to my Lord:
“Sit at My right hand
Until I put Your enemies as a footstool for Your feet.”
Yahweh will stretch forth Your strong scepter from Zion, saying,
“Have dominion in the midst of Your enemies.”
Your people will offer themselves freely in the day of Your power;
In the splendor of holiness, from the womb of the dawn,
The dew of Your youthfulness will be Yours.
Yahweh has sworn and will not change His mind,
“You are a priest forever
According to the order of Melchizedek.”
The Lord is at Your right hand;
He will crush kings in the day of His anger.
He will render justice among the nations,
He will fill them with corpses,
He will crush the head that is over the wide earth.
He will drink from the brook by the wayside;
Therefore He will lift up His head.