A Bible Devotion from Psalm 110
The Lord Shall Judge Among the Nations
1 The LORD said to my Lord, "Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool." 2 The LORD shall send the rod of Your strength out of Zion. Rule in the midst of Your enemies!
3 Your people shall be volunteers in the day of Your power; in the beauties of holiness, from the womb of the morning, you have the dew of Your youth. 4 The LORD has sworn and will not relent, "You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek."
5 The Lord is at Your right hand; He shall execute kings in the day of His wrath. 6 He shall judge among the nations, He shall fill the places with dead bodies, He shall execute the heads of many countries. 7 He shall drink of the brook by the wayside; therefore He shall lift up the head.
Psalm 110, NKJV
Psalm 110 is a beautiful Psalm of David describing the rule of Christ as He sits at the right hand of God. As a matter of fact, Jesus quotes verse 1 of this Psalm to prove that He is not just a man, but rather the Son of God equal to God in power and glory. In other words: God said to Christ His Son, Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies My footstool.
Make no mistake, Jesus from the New Testament is often portrayed as a meek and humble man. He is meek and humble, but He is also the God-man who will execute kings in the day of His wrath. He will judge among the nations and will execute the heads of many nations.
Do not fear those around you, not the rulers of nations or heads of state. Fear God alone who can destroy both your body and soul in Hell. When raising my children, my goal is not to just teach them to obey my commands; instead, I want them to learn to fear God and therefore obey because He is always with them and sees whatever they do. Does this mean that we only shake and tremble in fear when we think of God.
No! God will judge the earth and everyone in it, but to the true Christian this is something that causes us great joy. We have lived on this earth and have seen the wicked deal cruely with those around them; but, in the end God will deal righteously with them.
As we learned from the 110th Psalm, pray today that you would live in the joy and hope of knowing that God will judge the earth righteously, and that no one gets away with wickedness before God.
More Devotions on the 110th Psalm from my blog, Daily Bible Devotions.
Christ Reigns, verses 1-2
Beauty of Holiness, verses 3-4
Christ Our King, verses 5-7