First, remember that this writing is based on
the New Living Translation study Bible.
Page A-19 urges readers to use this text as a beginning point
and encourages deeper study.
Second, remember the psalmist was looking
forward toward the
unknown. There are many
things that are common knowledge to today’s Bible students that were
unknowns to men like
David. The psalmist
looked forward to unknown times.
You look back at ages that have long disappeared.
Never assume the writer’s perspective is your present
This psalm was quoted several times in New
Testament writings. In
that usage there was God, another Lord, and King David.
The New Testament issue to the Jewish people was, “Who was
the other Lord?” The
New Testament’s writers affirmed that it was the Messiah (or Christ)
The issue for today’s Christian is this: was
the psalm addressed to David or the other Lord?
Let’s assume it was written to the other Lord. The points
Your kingdom would begin at Jerusalem
and would rule your enemies.
As a warrior, your army will serve
you by choice.
You will have distinctive clothes and
You will be a unique, eternal
priest—IT WILL HAPPEN!
You always will be protected by God.
You will destroy kings.
God will destroy rulers through you
and make you supreme over the earth.
As the victorious one you will be
continually refreshed everywhere.
If this is a proper understanding, it is the
Christ that now sits at God’s right hand whom God addressed.
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