Anyone else get caught off guard reading the very first verse of Psalm 110 wondering how the Lord is talking to the Lord? And yes, if you’re thinking it’s because that the future King that is referenced in the rest of this royal psalm written by David is referring to King Jesus, you are correct. In fact, the idea that Jesus is the Messianic king seated at “God’s right hand” as mentioned in verse 1 is also found in at least 13 other times in the New Testament (Acts 2:32–35; 1 Cor. 15:25; Eph. 1:20; Col. 3:1; Heb. 1:3, 13; 8:1; 10:12; 12:2; 1 Pet. 3:22; cf. Matt. 26:64, 1 Cor. 15:25 and Eph. 1:20).
Besides the messianic references in this Psalm, the other thing that sticks out to me is the fact that our King does not change his mind. The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind,“You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.”
I think this stuck out to me because I’ve recognized more often than not how often human leaders can change their mind. Whether it’s in government, ministry or a job. I’m not even saying that’s necessarily a bad thing because sometimes it’s best and biblical for those people in authority to flip-flop if it aligns more with the Bible or something. But there’s still a bit of unease and a lack of trust knowing how often we can change our minds as limited, sinful humans. But that’s not the case with the One who is in ultimate authority over us. All sovereign, all knowing, all understanding King Jesus is not a flip flopper and we can trust that type of faithfulness because He is also a good King.
Comment below with what stuck out to you in this royal psalm.
By: Erik Koliser — West Campus Pastor