Jesus: Our Sovereign, Perfect King and Priest
This morning's test is Psalm 110, an incredible, Messianic Psalm that is ___________ _____________ ________________ in the NT than any other OT text.
The meaning and beauty of Psalm 110 aren't fully revealed when taking a casual glance. In fact, this passage is almost puzzle-like and deeply prophetic.
Psalm 110 Sit at My Right Hand / 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 judgement among the nations, filling them with corpses; he will shatter chiefs over the wide earth. He will ddrink from the brook by the way; therefore, he will lift up his head.
Not only does the beginning of Psalm 110 attribute the authorship of the psalm to David, but ___________, ____________ accepts that David spoke these words and believe it or not, that's really important when it comes to interpreting Psalm 110.
What are some arguments made to deny David wrote it or that Jesus was wrong when he attributed the psalm's authorship to David? (listen and list below)
-David is referring to _____________ (Israel's Messiah) in this psalm LONG before Christ was ever born and acknowledges Him as Lord (or Master).
-Psalm 110 highlights the ___________ _______ of God and His Son over ALL of mankind while also presenting Jesus not only as a sovereign, perfect __________, but also a perfect __________.
-In v1 the Father tells the Son to _____ ___ _____ __________ ______________ and that's quite a place to be since sitting at the right hand of God surely involves being in His presence in the Throne Room and sharing all of His authority and magnificence.
-By God telling Jesus to sit at His right hand until he makes His enemies His footstool, the Holy Spirit through David wants to make it unmistakably clear that a day is coming where Jesus' enemies will be _______________ __________________ by Him making it unmistakably clear that our Lord is no joke.
Pastor Ron believes the time and events being referred to here will have a literal, future fulfillment.
-It makes sense to understand Christ's ruling in the midst of His enemies with a mighty scepter to be something that will happen on earth 1) because Jesus won't have any ____________ in Heaven and 2) it's consistent with how the Scriptures anticipate a Messiah who will rule on the ___________ _____ ___________ (which was a literal, earthly throne).
-Consider Gabriel's words to Mary in Luke 1:32 "the Lord God will give to him (Jesus) the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end."
Reflections on Psalm 2
- In v6 Jesus is described as God's king having been set on Zion, my holy hill.
- In vv8-9 the Father says to the Son "ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage and the ends of the earth your possession. You shall BREAK THEM with a rod of iron and dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel."
- In vv10-12 Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lets he be angry, and you parish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
Have you taken ___________ in God's one and only Son, Jesus Christ?
Prompts for Personal Reflection/Application
Psalm 119:18 Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.
Praying Psalm 110
(as suggested by Dr. Bill Barrick)
- O, Lord, come and rule over Your enemies (vv 1-2)
- Help me volunteer for Your service even today (v 3)
- Thank You, Lord Jesus, for being my High Priest (v 4)
- May Your Kingdom be established on earth (v 5)
Applying Psalm 110
- Jesus Christ fulfills the prophetic pronouncement of Psalm 110.
- Christ's people should volunteer to serve Him sacrificially.
- The One who sits at God's right hand stand at our right hand.