Of David. A psalm.
1 The Lord says to my lord:
David, a prophet as well as a king, is referring to the Messiah, not an earthly king in this psalm. This psalm is mentioned more times in the New Testament than any other psalm. For example, it is quoted ten times alone in the Book of Hebrews, and Jesus quotes this psalm to answer the Pharisees (Matthew 22: 41-46) and to answer the high priests during his trial (Matthew 26). Here we have three descriptive pictures of Jesus as king, priest, and, finally, as conqueror.
How does this psalm challenge you to broaden your understanding of who Jesus is? Ask the Holy Spirit to deepen your understanding of the Messiah as you spend time in prayer today.
- Pray through the prayer page in the bulletin.
- Pray for Pastor Neil. Pray that God would restore his health during his medical leave.
- Pray for Pastor Dan, our Adult Ministries Pastor. Pray for his family and the effectiveness of his ministry.
- Pray for our Adult Ministries Assistant, Stephen Epp, and our Worship Ministries Assistant, Robin Hellewell.
- Pray for the ministry of the Mustard Seed Street Church.
- Pray for Paul Tan and Bonnie Nikkel as they serve with Navigators.
- Pray for our Daycare Staff and the Director, Kristy Thomas.
“Sit at my right hand
until I make your enemies
a footstool for your feet.”
2 The Lord will extend your mighty scepter from Zion, saying,
“Rule in the midst of your enemies!”
3 Your troops will be willing
on your day of battle.
Arrayed in holy splendor,
your young men will come to you
like dew from the morning’s womb.
4 The Lord has sworn
and will not change his mind:
“You are a priest forever,
in the order of Melchizedek. ”
5 The Lord is at your right hand;
he will crush kings on the day of his wrath.
6 He will judge the nations, heaping up the dead
and crushing the rulers of the whole earth.
7 He will drink from a brook along the way,
and so he will lift his head high.