“The Lord says to my Lord: Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool.” (Psalm 110:1)
David seems to have a wonderful understanding of the coming Messiah. He is secure in the knowledge that his own son will rule after him, but he also knows that someone greater than Solomon is coming who will be the true Lord. This entire psalm is dedicated to the coming King who will make everything right.
The opening verse of the psalm expresses the end of the matter. The Messiah will reign until all the enemies of God are destroyed. We are familiar with the story of how the King came and what His enemies tried to do. When the story ended, the Messiah went to heaven to sit at the right hand of God until such a time as the work of God was done. The final victory is the destruction of the Messiah’s enemy.
That last enemy is spoken of more in the sense of the enemies power than anything else. It is given the name “death.” It, the power to cause death, will ultimately be destroyed when the Devil and his angels are committed to the lake of fire along with Death and Hades. (Rev. 20:10 & 14)
Task for Today: Put your trust in the promised one, the Messiah. We know Him as Jesus, the Son of God. It is Jesus who rose from the dead thus showing that death will be defeated. Make sure your name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. There are two books; one lists the living and one the dead. You are one or the other. Those in the living book will see a new heaven and a new earth and live with God forever. Those in the death book will see the lake of fire and live with Satan forever.