Psalms – Prayers of Honesty and Praise
A David Prayer about Jesus, King Forever!
1-3 The word of God to my Lord:
“Sit alongside me here on my throne
until I make your enemies a stool for your feet.”
You were forged a strong scepter by God of Zion;
now rule, though surrounded by enemies!
Your people will freely join you, resplendent in holy armor
on the great day of your conquest,
Join you at the fresh break of day,
join you with all the vigor of youth.
4-7 God gave his word and he won’t take it back:
you’re the permanent priest, the Melchizedek priest.
The Lord stands true at your side,
crushing kings in his terrible wrath,
Bringing judgment on the nations,
handing out convictions wholesale,
crushing opposition across the wide earth.
The King-Maker put his King on the throne;
the True King rules with head held high!
HERE ARE SOME FACTS:
Jesus and Peter both stated that David wrote this psalm (Matt. 22:43; Mark 12:36; Luke 20:42; Acts 2:33-35), and since David was a prophet, he wrote it about the Messiah (Acts 2:30; 2 Sam. 23:2).
David certainly did not write about any of his own descendants, for no Jewish king was ever a priest, let alone a priest forever (v. 4; 2 Chron. 26:16-23).
Also, no Jewish king ever conquered all the rulers of the whole earth (v. 6). The psalm is quoted or alluded to in the New Testament more than any other psalm, verse 1 at least twenty-five times and verse 4 another five times. Ten of these quotations or allusions are in the book of Hebrews alone.
Jesus used verse 1 to prove His deity and silence the Pharisees (Matt. 22:41-46) and also to answer the high priest during His trial (Matt. 26:64).
The psalm presents two pictures of Messiah from the past–His exaltation as King (vv. 1-3) and His consecration as Priest (v. 4)–and a third picture from the future, His victory over the enemies of God (vv. 5-7).
SO…David wasn’t just a shepherd boy who became God appointed leader of God’s people on earth for awhile, he was also God’s prophet who herald the coming of Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord! Jesus, King of kings and Lord of lords. Jesus the One and Only who would pay the debt of our sin on a cruel cross. Jesus, Son of God, whose mission to seek and to save lost people, came to earth to help humanity come back to God, know God and worship Him as their first love once more. Jesus, perfect in every way, showed humanity how to treat each other with love and respect, telling us that the way we treat others is in direct proportion to the way we treat God.
Yes…“The King-Maker put his King on the throne; the True King rules with head held high!” This King is Jesus!
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for Your Word that gives us a glimpse of You, teaches us about what you require and expect from those whose hearts are fully yours. Thank you for a way to come back to you through Jesus. Thank you, Jesus. We repent of all that we have done or said that does not please you. Help us live life knowing you have come into our hearts and taken up residence there. May every thought and behavior be led by You. You are my King, my Lord and Savior. I am yours.
In Jesus Name, Amen