#DailyDevotion Jesus Is David’s Lord Because He Is David’s YHWH
Mark 12: 35 And as Jesus taught in the temple, he said, “How can the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David? 36 David himself, in the Holy Spirit, declared, “‘The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet.’ 37 David himself calls him Lord. So how is he his son?” And the great throng heard him gladly.
There is something different about David’s promised son. Solomon never quite fit the bill. Much of what the Lord had promised David was fulfilled in Solomon, but not quite. This is because there is a future seed of David in whom all God’s promises are fulfilled. David’s promised seed is greater than David, because David himself calls him Lord.
Jesus quotes from Psalm 110. Who and what does David see? He sees Jesus sitting at the right hand of God. Now it was only after the resurrection does Jesus take his seat at the right hand of God as the Son of David or David’s greater son. During his earthly ministry Jesus did not exhibit the prophecies of Psalm 110. This was the time of him being the suffering servant of Isaiah. This was the time of Genesis 3:15.
But now is the time of Psalm 110. Jesus is seated at the right hand of God until all of Jesus’ enemies are made his footstool. Now is the time of proclamation to sort out of net the good fish and the bad fish, to find the wise virgins, and those clothed with the wedding garment, i.e. all those who would believe the apostles’ proclamation of the reign and rule of Jesus. Now the time of peace in Jesus’ name is proclaimed.
On the day of Judgment, the day of Christ Jesus’ return, we shall see the rest of Psalm 110 fulfilled. On that day, those who offered themselves to Jesus wearing his holy garments will be exulted on high with Jesus. Those who heard the message of Jesus and believed in him will received the promised kingdom of God and will reign with God.
On the other hand, all those who rejected the message of Jesus in this life, those who refused his kingship, those who looked for another messiah, those who spurned his gift of grace and mercy shall receive what their works demand. Those still alive will be killed by the sword of his mouth. The angels will gather them and those who are raised to everlasting perdition and cast into the fiery pit where the worm does not die and the fire does not go out. The rulers of this world who did not submit themselves in this life to his rule shall receive in themselves his just wrath for all the wickedness they perpetuated upon the earth.
Jesus is now our high priest according to the order of Melchizedek. He has offered up his body and blood for the redemption of the world. He intercedes for his saints, those who trust in him, at the Father’s right hand that they persevere unto the end. There he puts forth himself as our propitiation of our sins and on the day of Judgment present us before the Father blameless, holy, without blemish to rule with him in his kingdom without end.
Heavenly Father, may Jesus at your right hand ever preserve us in the faith and may the nations come to faith in Jesus that they may not receive the his wrath on the day of his revelation. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.