It's Friday! To me, this does not mean much, but to my wife, it's a very happy day-as she will have the next 2 days off. I pray you all are well-let's wrap up our look at Psalm 110. If you have not read my previous two entries, I would encourage you to do so, as today is the conclusion of my thoughts on Psalm 110.
The Lord says to my lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.” 2 The Lord will extend your mighty scepter from Zion, saying, “Rule in the midst of your enemies!” 3 Your troops will be willing on your day of battle. Arrayed in holy splendor, your young men will come to you like dew from the morning’s womb.4 The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind: “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.” 5 The Lord is at your right hand; he will crush kings on the day of his wrath. 6 He will judge the nations, heaping up the dead and crushing the rulers of the whole earth. 7 He will drink from a brook along the way, and so he will lift his head high.
As I pointed out a couple of entries ago, Psalm 110 is a Messianic Psalm that points to Christ as a King and a Priest. I have covered the importance of Melchizedek-but what does this have to do with us today-living in the United States-a country without a king, and our faith-that does not have a "priesthood." Some of this imagery is lost on those of us in the U.S.
Well, a king is a person with the ultimate authority-someone who has unlimited authority-their very word is law. On Sunday, I will lay out some of the power that the new King of England will have-if he ever chose to exercise it. A priest is someone who represents us before God the Father-think of this person as our advocate or lawyer-the one who argues on our behalf before the Judge-the person who had our best interest at heart all of the time. So, not only is our Savior our King (the person who holds all power and authority), but He is also our Priest (someone who only wants the best for us). Since Jesus holds both of these offices-we have nothing to fear in this life, or in the next. We must really grab ahold of this idea and realize the gravity of the situation. We must always fear and respect the King, but be grateful that the King is also our advocate-the One who always has our best interest at heart. Praise the Lord for this. Be encouraged today and know that we serve the King of kings and the ultimate, perfect, High Priest.