Sunday, November 21, 2021


Psalms 110 verse 1 - 2 is an enigmatic passage that describes a conversation between two incredible persons. 

One of the persons is promoting the other to the highest throne in heaven and is pledging to  make His enemies a footstool for His feet.  The first person also declares that He will extend the second person's mighty scepter from Zion and that He will rule in the midst of His enemies.

The passage puts it this way;

The LORD says to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet." The LORD will extend your mighty scepter from Zion; you will rule in the midst of your enemies.

When confronting the religious teachers of the day, Jesus quoted this passage to challenge their understanding of scripture. He asked them whose son the Messiah was. When they replied, "the son of David", Jesus then referred to this scripture and asked them, if the Messiah was the son of David, why did David call Him Lord? 

In other words, why would a progenitor of a person call his own descendant "Lord".

This is truly a difficult question to answer.  Jesus was showing the Pharisees that even though they thought they knew everything in the scriptures, they actually had a lot more to understand.

By the grace of God, we in our dispensation, know why David called his own descendant "LORD". 

The great mystery that was hidden through the ages was that the Son of God, Jesus, was the one who would emerge from the line of David as a  descendant from the line of David but not by blood. He was born of the Spirit into a family that was from the line of David. 

As such, David called the Messiah "Lord", because Jesus is the Son of God and is God but  He is also the heir to the throne of David by descent.

The LORD says to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet."

Bless our Lord and our God.


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