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Psalm 110

June 5, 2009

This is considered to be one of the most prophetic psalms. It was written by David and tells of the close relationship between David and the Lord. It is said it may have been written by David for Solomon’s coronation. Regardless, it is quoted throughout the New Testament referring to Jesus Christ.

From David’s perspective, he recognizes his authority is from the Lord. David will conquer his enemies only with the help and authority of the Lord [vs. 1]. David rules from Mt. Zion surrounded by enemies. His troops are both willing and able, empowered from on High. They will be victorious as was David in his youth when his faith in and obedience to God enabled him to slay Goliath. David was promised that he would be on the throne of Israel forever. In fact, David acted as priest-king like Melchezidek. David was one of the greatest warriors in Israel’s history, winning battles over their enemies, establishing the kingdom of Israel. He continually looked to God for advice and wisdom [vs. 7].

From God’s perspective, the Lord is One. God the Father is sovereign over all but places God the Son on His right hand giving Him authority over all. God’s enemies will be defeated by His, God’s, mighty angelic army. The Son, Jesus Christ, will rule the earth as was promised by God the Father [vs. 3]. He will rule as a priest-King, just like Melchezidek. He, the Son, is eternal. God the Son will defeat His enemies and judge the nations as promised by God the Father. All this is accomplished through the power of God the Holy Spirit. The power of God through the Holy Spirit enabled Jesus Christ to be victorious over sin and death.

Truly this psalm was inspired by the Holy Spirit as David recorded it so that we might believe in the ultimate righteous and sovereign authority of God. The Lord Jesus Christ is eternal and sits at the right hand of God the Father, ruling over all His creation and judging the nations. He is sovereign. Seek Him. Obey Him. Trust Him. And worship Him. He is Lord!

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