Daily Devotional: Psalms 110:1-7
1 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; you will rule in the midst of your enemies. 3 Your troops will be willing on your day of battle. Arrayed in holy majesty, from the womb of the dawn you will receive the dew of your youth. 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 beside the way; therefore he will lift up his head.
The Sadducees had tried to trap Jesus with their questions and failed. When the Pharisees saw he had silenced the Sadducees, they sent one of their best lawyers to question him. Jesus answered his question with ease and then turned the tables by asking them a question which they could not answer. We are told that this ended their questions from that day on.
41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42 “What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?” “The son of David,” they replied. 43 He said to them, “How is it then that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls him ‘Lord’? For he says, 44 “‘The Lord said to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet.”’ 45 If then David calls him ‘Lord,’ how can he be his son?” 46 No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions.
As with so many things in God’s word, when we accept it we find understanding and peace but when we try to get around it we find confusion. Any time truth is perverted, the logic is lost. God has revealed his will to us in such a way that we can comprehend it and can live to please him. The writer of Hebrews said, we fail to understand because we do not know. The more we study, the more we will be able to grasp and then put together the many things we have learned. This leads us to realize the greatness of God and his infinite wisdom in his revelation.
Thank you heavenly Father for revealing your will to me and to the world. Give me a greater desire to know you by knowing your will. Help me practice what I learn so my example with show forth Jesus to the world around me. Give me wisdom in my study and in serving you. I ask your blessings on those who are sick, taking treatments and getting over surgeries. Be with those who are grieving and give strength to all of us as we face trials in life. Give courage and relief to those who face persecution for serving you. I pray in the name of Jesus my Lord.