Monday, March 9, 2009

Psalm 110:1 in the Book of Hebrews


The image of Jesus taking His seat at the right hand of God is taken from Ps 110:1 where David writes... The LORD (God the Father) says to my Lord (God the Son): "Sit at My right hand, until I make Thine enemies a footstool for Thy feet."

Comment: Literally this begins "Yahweh said to Adonai".

David records a remarkable conversation between two Persons of the Godhead. This Messianic psalm is quoted as such at least 12 times in the NT. In Mt 22:43-45 Christ specifically applies Psalm 110:1 to Himself claiming that He is not just the son of David but David's Lord. In short, Psalm 110 pictures the Messiah as King, Priest and victorious Warrior.

This is the one who is our warrior in trying times such as this. He is the Great High Priest who sits down in satisfaction after accomplishing his work, and who continues to intercede for us. He is the King who rules with earth as his footstool. He is the warrior who is mighty to save and who is on our side.

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