Messiah, at the Right Hand, expecting till His enemies be made His footstool 

The New Testament quotes this psalm more than any other, and proves it to speak of Christ and none other. Such prophetic certainty and fulfilment is the glory of Scripture’s veracity. Augustine writes of this psalm as brief in words, but great in weight. It is the counterpart to Psalm 2. 

Christ’s kingship is spoken of, and the perpetuity of His reign and kingdom. Also, the subjection and willingness of His subjects are described. There is the description of Christ as the Great High Priest, of whom Melchizedek was a type and shadow by his life. Victory over the heathen is assured, which either speaks of the Gentile conversion, or the judgments wrought upon wicked nations. 

But this victory would not be accomplished without Christ suffering. He must drink of the brook, as figured when He crossed Cedron (the black water), to go to Calvary (John 18:1).


Psalm 110

 1  The Lord did say unto my Lord,
       Sit thou at my right hand,
    Until I make thy foes a stool,
       whereon thy feet may stand.

 2  The Lord shall out of Zion send
       the rod of thy great pow'r:
    In midst of all thine enemies
       be thou the governor.

 3  A willing people in thy day
       of pow'r shall come to thee,
    In holy beauties from morn's womb;
       thy youth like dew shall be.

 4  The Lord himself hath made an oath,
       and will repent him never,
    Of th' order of Melchisedec
       thou art a priest for ever.

 5  The glorious and mighty Lord,
       that sits at thy right hand,
    Shall, in his day of wrath, strike through
       kings that do him withstand.

 6  He shall among the heathen judge,
       he shall with bodies dead
    The places fill: o'er many lands
       he wound shall ev'ry head.

 7  The brook that runneth in the way
       with drink shall him supply;
    And, for this cause, in triumph he
       shall lift his head on high.


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