Psalm 110:1 #1

Monday, June 20, 2022

“The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool” (Psalm 110:1 KJV).

How does today’s Scripture, this Psalm of David, explain the Bible timeline for us?

Psalm 110:1 is quoted verbatim five times in the New Testament Scriptures. On three of these occasions, the Lord Jesus Christ is applying the passage to Himself so as to defend His Deity. “How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? (Matthew 22:43,44). “For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool(Mark 12:36). “And David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Till I make thine enemies thy footstool (Luke 20:42,43).

The Apostle Peter used Psalm 110:1 once for his sermon on the day of Pentecost, “For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Until I make thy foes thy footstool(Acts 2:34,35). When penning Hebrews, the writer quoted Psalm 110:1 in Hebrews 1:13: “But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?

Psalm 110:1 also has a number of indirect quotations or allusions throughout the New Testament. Thrice the verse appears in conjunction with Jesus affirming His Deity during His trial. “Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven” (Matthew 26:64). “And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven” (Mark 14:62). “Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God (Luke 22:69).

Furthermore, there are nine New Testament historical allusions to Psalm 110:1, which we now consider….