In Mark 12, Jesus is questioned by the various parties and is shown to answer wisely such that no one dares to ask him any more questions. And then he asks his own:
While Jesus was teaching in the temple courts, he asked, "Why do the teachers of the law say that the Messiah is the son of David? David himself, speaking by the Holy Spirit, declared:
"'The Lord said to my Lord:
"Sit at my right hand
until I put your enemies
under your feet."'
David himself calls him 'Lord.' How then can he be his son?"
Mark 12:35-36 NIV
What is Jesus' purpose in asking this question? He seems to be making some statement about the Messiah and his relation to David. But what is it in particular that he is trying to draw out and why?