Week Forty-Five Thoughts

My thoughts this week bring me to Psalm 110. This Psalm should be a familiar Psalm, and not just because you might have read it from time to time, but for the reason portions of it are quoted multiple times throughout the New Testament. This Psalm is known as a Messianic Psalm, meaning that it talks about the coming Christ. We see the royalty or kingship of the Christ, and also the eternal priesthood.

In the first three verses of Psalm 110, we see more of the kingship, or place of honor that Jesus holds, sitting at the right hand of the Father, when reading through the New Testament next time, search for verse 1 of this passage, especially throughout the Gospels. We see that Jesus holds this place of honor. The second portion of this passage we see not just the kingship, but also the priesthood that Christ holds. In order to better understand this passage one must go to a few places. The first place is back to Genesis 14 and then over to Hebrews 5 and 7.

So I urge you to reread Psalm 110 through the lens of the Gospel, find how Jesus fits in here. Also, remember as you are reading though the Psalms and the Prophets to always have your mind on the Gospel and how they all fit together. A passage like Psalm 110 is an easy example of how to do this, but we should be connecting all of the Bible to the Gospel message. It makes reading the Bible more exciting when you read the Law and Prophets with Christ fulfilling these things. Don’t just read, study.

Thanks for reading,

Pastor Josh