What a great reminder, that hundreds of years prior to Christ’s appearance, God , the Father, had already established Jesus’ royal lineage and provided him a throne. Psalm 110, spoken of in Hebrews, is the prophetic, messianic psalm that announces the coming of our Lord. This psalm was the promise to Israel, an announcement to the world, and, a foreshadowing of the nature of the Messiah for ages to come–and, therefore, for us.
Christ, not David, is the conquering king. He rules at God’s side; and, upon his return He will judge nations, vanquish foes and restore peace and order to this chaotic world. He is God! He knows all, sees all and is more powerful than everything else combined! Jesus will not be surprised by the enemy, outsmarted by the world, or vanquished by anyone. Christ will return a victor and rule with the heart of a mighty, loving, matchless King.
We get to look back at the coming of the Messiah. We search scripture to reinforce our faith in his promise. David, however, was writing this promise purely from faith. He did not know his lineage would produce Jesus. He only knew God keeps His word. Today, we know Christ came and died on Calvary. He rose and established a bridge for us, as sinners, to have a real and personal relationship with God Almighty. But, it still requires that same faith; the faith of David, to allow God to save us and transform us into his image.
He loves us and will continue to lead and make us ready for everything this life throws at us and also ready to meet and spend eternity with him in heaven.
God Bless You
The Lord says to my lord:
“Sit at my right hand
until I make your enemies
a footstool for your feet.”
2 The Lord will extend your mighty scepter from Zion, saying,
“Rule in the midst of your enemies!”
3 Your troops will be willing
on your day of battle.
Arrayed in holy splendor,
your young men will come to you
like dew from the morning’s womb.[b]
4 The Lord has sworn
and will not change his mind:
“You are a priest forever,
in the order of Melchizedek.”