Daily Bible Reading 20 August 2018

8/20/18 Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 110-112, Galatians 4, Proverbs 20

Psalm 110:1-2 (AMP)

THE LORD (God) says to my Lord (the Messiah), Sit at My right hand, until I make Your adversaries Your footstool [Matt 26:64, Acts 2:34, 1 Cor 15:25, Col 3:1, Heb 12:2].
The Lord will send forth from Zion the scepter of Your strength; rule, then, in the midst of Your foes [Rom 11:26-27].

The words of this psalm are addressed to the psalmist’s “Lord.” The expressions are those of a prophet who had received a revelation from God. The king was also a priest, a fact that looks beyond the order of Aaron, which was not a royal order. This is one reason the psalm has been classified as a prophetic psalm. Jesus quoted Psalm 110:1 in Mark 12:36 (cf. Matt. 22:44Luke 20:42) to demonstrate that He the Messiah was to be David’s Lord, not merely David’s Descendant (Mark 12:3537). By Jesus’ use of the passage one also notes that David wrote Psalm 110, that it was inspired by the Holy Spirit, and that it refers to the Messiah. Psalm 110:1 is also quoted in Acts 2:34-35 and Hebrews 1:13. Attempts to date Psalm 110 in the Maccabean times, when some priests held temporal power, are therefore futile. Those leaders were priests first and also had civil power but in Psalm 110 the King is a Priest.

The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures by Dallas Seminary Faculty.

Galatians 4:6-7 (NKJV) 
And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.


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