Was the Son of David expected to bring mercy?

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Matthew, Mark, and Luke record blind men calling out to Jesus. For example (NET):

27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, shouting, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” (Matthew 9:27 similar 20:29-31 Mark 10:46-48, Luke 18:35-39)

In each case the blind see and call upon Jesus as the Son of David. While they eventually ask for and receive their sight, their immediate request is for mercy.

What is the reason the blind are seeking mercy specifically from the Son of David? Is there a Scriptural basis for looking to the Son of David as bringing mercy?

15 Comments

  • Troy Day
    Reply December 24, 2018

    Troy Day

    mercy and judgment – yes to both oh Lord

  • RichardAnna Boyce
    Reply December 24, 2018

    RichardAnna Boyce

    Luke 4:19 Jesus continues to read up to Isa 61:2 a which speaks of “the acceptable year of the Lord” (the time to avail oneself of Messianic deliverance). In this way He emphasizes all the gracious, Spirit empowered facets of Messiah’s ministry and stops short of God’s equally holy and righteous work of judgment (cf Isa 61:2 b).

    • Troy Day
      Reply December 24, 2018

      Troy Day

      was he the eternal Son of God or became God’s Son at the incarnation ???

    • RichardAnna Boyce
      Reply December 24, 2018

      RichardAnna Boyce

      eternal of course. but Jesus kept old test judgment law, while also introducing us to NT Grace,

    • Troy Day
      Reply December 25, 2018

      Troy Day

      some ppl DONT believe Jesus is the ETERNAL Son

    • RichardAnna Boyce
      Reply December 25, 2018

      RichardAnna Boyce

      most believers dont believe they are eternal sons of God. But i believe once a son always a son and i can’t lose my sonship.

  • Troy Day
    Reply December 25, 2018

    Troy Day

    RichardAnna Boyce as you would see in the history there are many in this group who believe Jesus was NOT a son until he was born – some father issues, they say. Link Hudson has more recently explored authors who say Jesus was ONE of the 70 or 72 sons of God, which IMO borders dualism. Most of this theories have come out from oneness theologians which we have all proven wrong

    • RichardAnna Boyce
      Reply December 25, 2018

      RichardAnna Boyce

      i believe once a son always a son and i can’t lose my sonship.

    • Troy Day
      Reply December 25, 2018

      Troy Day

      can you lose your salvation then?

    • Link Hudson
      Reply December 25, 2018

      Link Hudson

      I don’t recall reading where Heiser argued that the preincarnate Word was one of the 70 or 72 sons of God he theorized were given responsibility for nations, but rather served as co-Regent. Did you read the article you directed me too back when we were discussing this?

    • Troy Day
      Reply December 25, 2018

      Troy Day

      yesh – one of 70 but He is born while they created It is one of his corner stone points. Cant really miss it if you read it Hence the dualism point I have made repeatedly

    • Link Hudson
      Reply December 26, 2018

      Link Hudson

      Troy Day I went through a lot of his stuff in a short time. Do you have a few lines you can quote?

    • David Levandusky
      Reply December 26, 2018

      David Levandusky

      If the Father has always been the Father and the Holy Spirit has always been the Holy Spirit then the Son has always been the Son.

    • Link Hudson
      Reply December 26, 2018

      Link Hudson

      David Levandusky it is written, ‘Thou art My Son. This day have I begotten Thee.

  • Rico Hero
    Reply December 26, 2018

    Rico Hero

    Re: The Eternal Sonship of Christ. A timely defense of this biblical doctrine

    The thread topic mercy seems out of place to this books Catholic dogma of eternal sonship.

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