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Psalm 110 is one of the most-quoted psalms in the entire New Testament. I am convinced that if the people of God would meditate upon this psalm, they would cease to live mediocre lives. They would know that they are worshiping a mighty, powerful God—not who will be, but who already is a powerful God.
Verse 1 says, "The Lord says to my lord: 'Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.'"
Jesus, of whom David spoke 1,000 years before He was born, is the Lord of lords and the King of kings right now.
Why is He going to sit at the right hand? In that time, if you were invited to somebody's home for a meal and were seated at the table at the right hand, you received the seat of honor. When it came to the king's table, it was the greatest honor of all. It meant that you shared in the king's power. This was the clearest evidence that you were equal with the king. This invitation gave evidence that you could exercise the power and authority of the king.
When Christ rose from the dead and went back to heaven, back to that seat of power, the Father said, "Well done, Son. You just sit at My right hand until I make every one of Your enemies to be a footstool."
Jesus, of whom David spoke 1,000 years before He was born, is the Lord of lords and the King of kings right now. Jesus is reigning and ruling supreme as we speak. Every one of us has only two choices: We can bow to Him and revere Him with deep gratitude and thanksgiving for His love and forgiveness, or we will become His footstool. The choice is ours.
Prayer: Father, thank You for Your love and forgiveness. Thank You that Christ is seated at Your right hand today. I submit to Your perfect and righteous authority. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
"The Lord says to my lord: 'Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet'" (Psalm 110:1).
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