Psalm 110

Little RiverJehovah saith unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, Until I make thine enemies thy footstool.  Jehovah will send forth the rod of thy strength out of Zion: Rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.  Thy people offer themselves willingly In the day of thy power, in holy array: Out of the womb of the morning Thou hast the dew of thy youth.  Jehovah hath sworn, and will not repent: Thou art a priest for ever After the order of Melchizedek.  The Lord at thy right hand Will strike through kings in the day of his wrath.  He will judge among the nations, He will fill the places with dead bodies; He will strike through the head in many countries.  He will drink of the brook in the way: Therefore will he lift up the head.  (ASV) The writer of Hebrews refers to this psalm in Hebrews six and seven.  The Lord referred to this verse three times in the gospels (Matthew 22:44, Mark 12:36, Luke 20:42).  He also warned the Jews that in the future you will see the Son of Man sitting on the right hand of God and coming on the  clouds of heaven (Matthew 26:64 and Mark 14:62).  Peter in Act chapter two and the author of Hebrews in chapter one refers to this psalm when addressing the work of Christ.  The Lord used this psalm to redirect the Pharisees answer to his question “What do you think of Christ?  Whose son is he?”.  When they answered “the son of David”, he referred them to this psalm which he accredited to David.  His question was “How is it then that David speaking by the Spirit calls him Lord?  If then David called him ‘Lord’ how could he be his son?”.   To this they could not answer him a word, nor did they ask him any more questions.  Christ reference to this psalm was during his last week on this earth right before his death when his authority was questioned.   In Matthew 26:24 Christ states “The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him”  and in Act chapter two Peter preaches that Christ is the one written about in this psalm.  Two facts to remember about this psalm: the Lord will judge the nations, however He also has the role of priest after the order of Melchizedek.  In I John 2:2 John writes of his actions in this position as being the propitiation for the sins of the whole world.   So read this psalm in relationship to psalm two and “kiss the Son, lest he becomes angry and you perish in the way, for his wrath may kindle in a moment.  Blessed are all who take refuge in Him.”