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March 30, 2020

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Read (and Hear) the Bible in One Year
New American Standard Bible for 2020

Text: 1 Samuel 13-14
Audio: 1 Samuel 13-14

Psalm 110 (ESV)

A Psalm of David.

The Lord says to my Lord:
    “Sit at my right hand,
until I make your enemies your footstool.”

The Lord sends forth from Zion
    your mighty scepter.
    Rule in the midst of your enemies!
Your people will offer themselves freely
    on the day of your power,
    in holy garments;
from the womb of the morning,
    the dew of your youth will be yours.
The Lord has sworn
    and will not change his mind,
“You are a priest forever
    after the order of Melchizedek.”

The Lord is at your right hand;
    he will shatter kings on the day of his wrath.
He will execute judgment among the nations,
    filling them with corpses;
he will shatter chiefs
    over the wide earth.
He will drink from the brook by the way;
    therefore he will lift up his head.

English Standard Version (ESV)
The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

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  1. The Lord says to my Lord:
        “Sit at my right hand,
    until I make your enemies your footstool.” Psalm 110:1

    Jesus is Lord!

    Psalm 110, along with Psalm 118 are by far the most quoted in the New Testament – with quotations or allusions appearing in the Gospels, Acts, the Pauline epistles, Hebrews, and the epistles of Peter. 

    This Messianic psalm presents Jesus Christ as both a holy king and a royal High Priest. What is amazing is today's psalm presents Jesus Christ as the resurrected Savior long before His birth (Psalm 110:1). 

    As the ESV Study Bible notes, "In Matthew 22:44 (Mark 12:36; Luke 20:42) Jesus draws attention to the fact that David (the psalm’s author) calls the king 'my Lord,' which implies that the king (whom all agreed was the Messiah) was greater than David. The idea that the risen Lord Jesus is the reigning messianic king seated at 'God’s right hand' appears in Acts 2:32–35; 1 Cor. 15:25; Eph. 1:20; Col. 3:1; Heb. 1:3, 13; 8:1; 10:12; 12:2; 1 Pet. 3:22. In 1 Cor. 15:25 and Eph. 1:20 Paul combines this with Ps. 8:6.

    The Reformation Study Bible offers the following overview of Psalm 110:1…

    "Lord. This title is often used for God but can also be addressed to a king or other respected person. The New Testament makes it clear that King David refers to his Son as his 'Lord' (Mark 12:35–37). The promised Messiah descended from David but is greater than David.

    at My right hand. The place of honor. After His resurrection, Jesus was exalted to the right hand of God in heaven.

    Your enemies. In the Old Testament they were physical flesh and blood enemies of Israel. In the New Testament the battle is intensified, as Jesus fights against the invisible, cosmic powers of evil.

    footstool. A place of disgrace, symbolizing subjugation. After a victory, Near Eastern leaders would humiliate their defeated enemies by stepping on their heads or necks (Josh. 10:24–26)."

    Philippians 2:5-11 says this about Jesus:

    "Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

    I pray our view of Christ is high and lifted up!

    ~ Puritan Prayers ~

    "In Humility" by Robert Hawker

    "Dearest Lord Jesus, I blush when I think of how your glory was veiled in humiliation; and then I compare it to how often my poor fallen nature has been hurt by some imagined, trivial offense.

    I desire the same attitude as yours, Jesus, when you humbled yourself. Amen."

    (Excerpt taken from Piercing Heaven: Prayers of the Puritans)

  2. I was so disappointed yesterday to have lost the morning to unexpected issues at work and then not finish work until 8 pm last night. My desire and commitment to read the day’s reading and reflect on a verse all day, then share at night, was lost! 

    This morning I saw it happening again, and stopped work at 10:00 am to read God’s word.

    This Psalm is so exciting to read today, because I am reminded that God predestined Jesus to be our Messiah. His Messiahship and Lordship was not given to Him because of anything He did while here on earth. His position and role was predestined long before He was born. What He did while here on earth — His sinless life and death on a cross for our sins — was to fulfill what God had already planned.

    Thats a lot to wrap my head around. But it’s what I’m thinking about today as I consider my own role and position in God’s plan of redemption.

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