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A Psalm of David

1The Lord says to my lord, “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool.”
2The Lord sends out from Zion your mighty scepter. Rule in the midst of your foes.
3Your people will offer themselves willingly on the day you lead your forces on the holy mountains. From the womb of the morning, like dew, your youth will come to you.
4The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, “You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.”
5The Lord is at your right hand; he will shatter kings on the day of his wrath.
6He will execute judgment among the nations, filling them with corpses; he will shatter heads over the wide earth.
7He will drink from the stream by the path; therefore he will lift up his head.
(Psalm 110:1-7, NRSV)

This is an interesting psalm, written by David, under the prompting of the Holy Spirit according to Jesus in Matthew 22:43.

This psalm is written by God through David and is about the Messiah.

The Messiah is on who will sit at God’s right hand, he will rule over everyone, his people will willingly follow him, he will be a priest forever, he will shatter kingdoms and execute judgment over all. Some of this can be kind of scary when you take it in a militaristic sense, which is probably why the people did not recognize Jesus as the Messiah, he didn’t come leading an army, yet he still did most of these things and is coming back to finish the process.

How do you want Jesus to be a ruler and a savior of the world?

 

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