Text: 2 Chronicles 34-36; Psalm 110
Psalm 110 is one of the most quoted in the New Testament. It is a beautiful depiction of Jesus Messiah as king, prophet and victor. The first verse is the enigma Jesus presents to Pharisees (for instance, check out Matthew 22:44). The text says, “The Lord says to my Lord: ‘Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.'” David, the author, is saying that the Lord (Yahweh) is saying to David’s Lord (Adonai, Messiah) that he (the Christ) will be seated at the place of power and authority until the end of the age. At that time, Jesus will assume His role as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Today’s reading also concludes the story of the decline and fall of Judah as her kings sink ever more into sin and human failing. The combination here is great news. Human rulers, no matter how gifted or smart, will always fail. That’s the story of David to Zedekiah and every other national ruler in all of history. What we need is a divine King, one who is both perfect and good. And we have one – seated this very moment at the right hand of the Father – our King Jesus, perfect and good in every way. And someday – probably soon – perhaps even today – He will come and clean this mess up and take charge forevermore. Hallelujah!
in Him, Mike