The reading for today is Psalm 110: 2-4
“The Lord will extend your mighty scepter from Zion, saying, ‘Rule in the midst of your enemies!’ 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. The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind. ‘You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.’”
This psalm is also known as the Dixit Dominus, or translated, The Lord Said. According to Wikipedia, it is “a royal psalm and a Messianic psalm. This psalm is a cornerstone in Christian theology, as it is cited as proof of the plurality of the Godhead and Jesus’ supremacy as king, priest, and Messiah.”
Spurgeon, further, is referenced as writing, “King and priest. None other of the house of David save our Lord Jesus could claim the union of these two offices. In Christ we have a king and a priest…”
This is so encouraging because it underlines the fact that the law is established by the King and fulfilled in Him. The price has been paid. He has kept the vows. All is complete in Him.
It’s easy to reflect on our failures, but we should, instead, turn our eyes to the finished work; that which is in each believer. It is His Life that makes it possible for us to walk the walk of faith.
Prayer Concern: For those combatting a sin that so easily besets them—that they would trust in the finished work in daily battle.