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Psalms 109-110

Thursday Evening Bible Study

February 2, 2017


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Tonight I want to try to leave room for questions and discussion at the end of each Psalm.

Video:  Psalms Intro

The English word psalm comes from a Greek word that means “a poem sung to musical accompaniment”, or in particular, “stringed instruments”.

The Hebrew name is tehillim, which means “praises.”

The book of Psalms is the hymnbook of God’s people.

It’s also the “Him” book as well. It’s all about Jesus.

The writer of Hebrews quotes from Psalm 40:8 when he writes,

(Hebrews 10:7 NKJV) Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come— In the volume of the book it is written of Me— To do Your will, O God.’ ”
The author was talking about Jesus.
We’re going to see a lot of Jesus in the Psalms.

Soul Music

Music touches the soul. It’s “soulish” in nature. It touches the emotions.

We’re going to find every kind of emotion possible expressed in the Psalms.

For every sigh there is a Psalm.

For most of us, this is what makes the Psalms so wonderful. We can identify. We can relate.

If we were honest, even darkest most depressing Psalms describe the very things we go through day by day.
It is my prayer that as we continue on this journey through the Psalms, we won’t just look at these songs academically, with our mind, but that we may also grow as worshippers.

For most of us, this is what makes the Psalms so wonderful. We can identify. We can relate.

If we were honest, even darkest most depressing Psalms describe the very things we go through day by day.
It is my prayer that as we continue on this journey through the Psalms, we won’t just look at these songs academically, with our mind, but that we may also grow as worshippers.

Psalm 109 Betrayed

: To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

In Psalm 22, it’s almost as if you can take David’s words, and put them into the mouth of Jesus as He was on the cross.

In fact, Jesus even quoted Psalm 22 while on the cross.

The language and topics that David brings up here have to do with betrayal.

As you walk through this Psalm, it’s almost like you’re walking through Jesus’ last week.

Jesus will quote this Psalm during His last week.
The apostles realized that it was a roadmap of Jesus’ betrayal and a guide of how they were to proceed after Jesus’ death.

:1 Do not keep silent, O God of my praise!

:2 For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful Have opened against me; They have spoken against me with a lying tongue.

:2 They have spoken against me with a lying tongue

During Jesus’ several trials, false witnesses were brought out to twist Jesus’ words and accuse Him of things worthy of death. (Mat. 26:59-61)

(Matthew 26:59–61 NKJV) —59 Now the chief priests, the elders, and all the council sought false testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, 60 but found none. Even though many false witnesses came forward, they found none. But at last two false witnesses came forward 61 and said, “This fellow said, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God and to build it in three days.’ ”

:3 They have also surrounded me with words of hatred, And fought against me without a cause.

:3 fought against me without a cause

When dealing with the charges against Jesus, Pilate said,

(John 19:4 NKJV) …“Behold, I am bringing Him out to you, that you may know that I find no fault in Him.”

:3 surrounded me with words of hatred

After the Last Supper, Jesus was warning His disciples that they would face people who will hate them for no good reason.

(John 15:18 NKJV) “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.

Jesus said it would be a fulfillment of Psalm 109.

(John 15:25 NKJV) But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, ‘They hated Me without a cause.’

:4 In return for my love they are my accusers, But I give myself to prayer.

:5 Thus they have rewarded me evil for good, And hatred for my love.

:6 Set a wicked man over him, And let an accuser stand at his right hand.

:6 Set a wicked man over him

David is talking about the one who is giving him a hard time.

Prophetically, the “him” is speaking of Judas.

:6 let an accuser stand at his right hand

an accusersatan – adversary, one who withstands; Satan

It is interesting to note that after Jesus had shown Judas a gesture of friendship by dipping a piece of bread into the soup and giving it to him …

(John 13:27 NKJV) Now after the piece of bread, Satan entered him. Then Jesus said to him, “What you do, do quickly.”
Judas was indwelt by Satan.

It could be that this is similar to what Paul talked about in his judgment against the man in Corinth:

(1 Corinthians 5:1–5 NKJV) —1 It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and such sexual immorality as is not even named among the Gentiles—that a man has his father’s wife!
This fellow was sleeping with his step mom.
2 And you are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he who has done this deed might be taken away from among you.
The Corinthians were patting themselves on the back for being so “tolerant”. Instead they needed to deal with the sin.
3 For I indeed, as absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged (as though I were present) him who has so done this deed. 4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when you are gathered together, along with my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, 5 deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
Paul prayed that this man would be turned over to Satan.

A good way of looking at this is to see God removing His protection from the man, and that he would be ravaged by Satan with the hope that his difficulties would bring him to repentance.

:7 When he is judged, let him be found guilty, And let his prayer become sin.

:8 Let his days be few, And let another take his office.

:8 let another take his office

The apostles saw Jesus so clearly in this Psalm, that after Jesus ascended into heaven, the apostles used this verse as a reason to find a replacement for Judas.

(Acts 1:20 NKJV) “For it is written in the Book of Psalms: ‘Let his dwelling place be desolate, And let no one live in it’; and, ‘Let another take his office.’
That second phrase, “Let another take his office” comes from our Psalm.
The first phrase “Let his dwelling place be desolate” comes from Psalm 69:25.

(Psalm 69:25 NKJV) Let their dwelling place be desolate; Let no one live in their tents.

Psalm 69 is one of David’s prophetic psalms that talks about the crucifixion.

:9 Let his children be fatherless, And his wife a widow.

:9 Let his children be fatherless

David is asking that the man die.

David’s great betrayer was named Ahithophel.

Ahithophel had been a close friend and counselor to King David.
When David’s son Absalom rebelled against David, Ahithophel joined up with Absalom and gave him instruction on how to defeat David.
Ahithophel was a very smart man.
(2 Samuel 16:23 NKJV) Now the advice of Ahithophel, which he gave in those days, was as if one had inquired at the oracle of God. So was all the advice of Ahithophel both with David and with Absalom.

Ahithophel was the one who told Absalom to have sex with his father’s concubines on the roof of the palace so that the breach between father and son would be irreconcilable.

Later on in the story, when Absalom didn’t follow another piece of advice from Ahithophel
(2 Samuel 17:23 NKJV) Now when Ahithophel saw that his advice was not followed, he saddled a donkey, and arose and went home to his house, to his city. Then he put his household in order, and hanged himself, and died; and he was buried in his father’s tomb.

Jesus’ betrayer was named Judas.

How did Judas die?
(Matthew 27:5 NKJV) Then he threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed, and went and hanged himself.

:10 Let his children continually be vagabonds, and beg; Let them seek their bread also from their desolate places.

:11 Let the creditor seize all that he has, And let strangers plunder his labor.

creditornashah –a creditor. He’s asking for the guy’s car to be repossessed.

:12 Let there be none to extend mercy to him, Nor let there be any to favor his fatherless children.

:13 Let his posterity be cut off, And in the generation following let their name be blotted out.

:13 Let his posterity be cut off

David is asking God to remove any descendants from his betrayer.

If David has Ahithophel in mind, then this prayer is not answered.

Ahithophel had a connection to David beyond being a counselor.

Ahithophel was the father of one of David’s mighty men, Eliam. (2Sam. 23:34)
(2 Samuel 23:34 NKJV) Eliam the son of Ahithophel the Gilonite,
Eliam had a beautiful daughter named Bathsheba (2Sam. 11:3), who was originally married to another of David’s “mighty men”, a Hittite named Uriah. (2Sam. 11:3)
(2 Samuel 11:3 NKJV) So David sent and inquired about the woman. And someone said, “Is this not Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?”
When David committed adultery with Bathsheba, had her husband killed to cover it up, and then married Bathsheba, grandpa Ahithophel was watching.
Those might be a couple of good reasons to hold a grudge.

When David is initially asking God to wipe out Ahithophel’s posterity, perhaps this was before Bathsheba and David had a baby boy named Solomon.

Solomon was the great-grandson of Ahithopel.
Solomon, like David, was the ancestor of all future kings of Judah, including Jesus Christ.
God did NOT answer David’s prayer.

:14 Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the Lord, And let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.

:15 Let them be continually before the Lord, That He may cut off the memory of them from the earth;

:16 Because he did not remember to show mercy, But persecuted the poor and needy man, That he might even slay the broken in heart.

:17 As he loved cursing, so let it come to him; As he did not delight in blessing, so let it be far from him.

:18 As he clothed himself with cursing as with his garment, So let it enter his body like water, And like oil into his bones.

:19 Let it be to him like the garment which covers him, And for a belt with which he girds himself continually.

:20 Let this be the Lord’s reward to my accusers, And to those who speak evil against my person.

:20 the Lord’s reward to my accusers

This whole section is pretty rough language for David to be using.  It’s like he’s condemning the man to hell.

Jesus referred to Judas as the “son of perdition (hell)” while He was praying for His disciples:

(John 17:12 NKJV) While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
perditionapoleia – destroying; the destruction which consists of eternal misery in hell
I don’t think Jesus is putting a “curse” on Judas as much as Judas is taking this curse on himself for his betrayal of Jesus.

:21 But You, O God the Lord, Deal with me for Your name’s sake; Because Your mercy is good, deliver me.

Be careful David.

If you are asking God to be merciful to you, He just might also be merciful to your enemies as well.

:22 For I am poor and needy, And my heart is wounded within me.

:23 I am gone like a shadow when it lengthens; I am shaken off like a locust.

:24 My knees are weak through fasting, And my flesh is feeble from lack of fatness.

:25 I also have become a reproach to them; When they look at me, they shake their heads.

:25 they shake their heads

When David was leaving Jerusalem while fleeing from Absalom, his “approval ratings” were not very high.

When Jesus was on the cross…

(Matthew 27:39 NKJV) …those who passed by blasphemed Him, wagging their heads

:26 Help me, O Lord my God! Oh, save me according to Your mercy,

:27 That they may know that this is Your hand— That You, Lord, have done it!

:28 Let them curse, but You bless; When they arise, let them be ashamed, But let Your servant rejoice.

:28 Let them curse, but You bless

“If the people are going to curse, then God don’t listen to them and please bless me instead.”

As David was leaving Jerusalem, a man named Shimei stood on the side of the road throwing stones and cursing David.

(2 Samuel 16:8 NKJV) The Lord has brought upon you all the blood of the house of Saul, in whose place you have reigned; and the Lord has delivered the kingdom into the hand of Absalom your son. So now you are caught in your own evil, because you are a bloodthirsty man!”
While David’s men wanted to kill Shimei to shut him up, David wouldn’t allow them.  He said,
(2 Samuel 16:12 NKJV) It may be that the Lord will look on my affliction, and that the Lord will repay me with good for his cursing this day.”

:29 Let my accusers be clothed with shame, And let them cover themselves with their own disgrace as with a mantle.

:30 I will greatly praise the Lord with my mouth; Yes, I will praise Him among the multitude.

:31 For He shall stand at the right hand of the poor, To save him from those who condemn him.

:4 But I give myself to prayer


Responding with prayer

David’s words can sound pretty harsh towards people whom you might classify as an “enemy”, but in reality, this psalm is a “prayer” to God regarding the person who has betrayed David.
When Jesus was facing His own betrayal and death, He prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane.
(Luke 22:41–42 NKJV) —41 And He was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and prayed, 42 saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.”
When Jesus was dying on the cross, He also prayed,
(Luke 23:34 NKJV) Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”

Jesus prayed a lot differently than David did, or I tend to.

Here, David is praying
Notice how many times the word “let” is used.  27 times.

It’s the language of prayer.

It’s making requests of God.

It’s putting it in God’s hands.
Don’t forget that not all of David’s prayers were answered.

You might be asking God to do harsh things, but God knows what really needs to be done.

Sometimes God prefers to show mercy rather than judgment.

When we learn to handle our betrayal with prayer, we need to learn to put it all in God’s hands and let Him do what is right.

Can you identify what “betrayal” looks like in your life?
How do you tend to respond to “betrayal”?

Psalm 110 Messiah

: A Psalm of David.

A Psalm of David

Psalm 110 may be short, but it is a key passage in understanding the Messiah.  For the most part, the Jews in Jesus’ day understood this as a reference to the Messiah.

The first verse alone is one of the most quoted Old Testament passages in the New Testament, either by a direct quote to it or a reference to the idea spoken of in it. I found at least fifteen references in the New Testament (Mat. 22:41-16; 26:64; Mark 12:35-36; 14:62; 16:19; Luke 20:41-44; 22:67-71; Acts 2:34-35; 5:31; Rom. 8:34; Eph. 1:20; Col. 3:1; Heb. 1:13; 10:12-13; 12:2).

:1 The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.”

:1 The Lord said to my Lord

There are two different Hebrew words for “lord” being used here. Pay attention to the capital letters:

LORDYahweh – “the existing One”; this is God’s name.
Lord ‘adown – lord, master

The idea is that David has overheard a conversation in heaven. God (Yahweh) is speaking to someone whom David calls his “lord” or “master”. God is telling this person to sit at God’s right hand until God takes care of this “master’s” enemies.

During Jesus’ last week teaching in the Temple, He used this passage to challenge the Pharisees:

(Matthew 22:41–46 NKJV) —41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42 saying, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose Son is He?” They said to Him, “The Son of David.” 43 He said to them, “How then does David in the Spirit call Him ‘Lord,’ saying: 44 ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool” ’? 45 If David then calls Him ‘Lord,’ how is He his Son?” 46 And no one was able to answer Him a word, nor from that day on did anyone dare question Him anymore.
A son was not considered greater than his father.
Jesus presents the paradox in that the Messiah was clearly supposed to be the “son of David”, yet David is referring to this “son” as his “Lord”.

The Pharisees had never thought that one through.

Jesus was greater than David because He was not only the son of David, but He was the Son of God.

:1 Sit at My right hand


Little Bobby was spending the weekend with his grandmother after a particularly trying week in kindergarten. His grandmother decided to take him to the park on Saturday morning. It had been snowing all night and everything was beautiful. His grandmother remarked, “Doesn’t it look like an artist painted this scenery? Did you know God painted this just for you?” Bobby said, “Yes, God did it and He did it left handed.” This confused his grandmother a bit, and she asked him “What makes you say God did this with His left hand?” “Well,” said Bobby, “we learned at Sunday School last week that Jesus sits on God’s right hand!”

I was surprised to find how important this little phrase in Psalm 110 was. It’s very central to much of the New Testament.

The chair on the right side of a king’s throne was reserved for someone very, very important. For example, when Solomon was king, he had his mother Bathsheba sit on his right hand (1Ki. 2:19).

So who would God allow to sit at His right hand? The Messiah.

At one of Jesus’ trials before His crucifixion, you will hear Jesus mention this very fact –

(Luke 22:66–71 NKJV) —66 As soon as it was day, the elders of the people, both chief priests and scribes, came together and led Him into their council, saying, 67 “If You are the Christ, tell us.” But He said to them, “If I tell you, you will by no means believe. 68 And if I also ask you, you will by no means answer Me or let Me go. 69 Hereafter the Son of Man will sit on the right hand of the power of God.” 70 Then they all said, “Are You then the Son of God?” So He said to them, “You rightly say that I am.” 71 And they said, “What further testimony do we need? For we have heard it ourselves from His own mouth.”
What was Jesus saying to the chief priests?
After His crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension, He would be sitting on God’s right hand.
He was laying claim to Psalm 110. He was claiming to be God’s Son. He was claiming to be the Messiah.


Great Power

Sitting at God’s right hand implies that Jesus as great power.
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After Jesus rose from the dead and ascended into heaven – where did He go? He went to sit at God’s right hand, fulfilling Psalm 110.
The night before Jesus died, He spent a lot of time with His disciples in the upper room.  One of the things He discussed with them was His “going away” (sitting at God’s right hand), and what would happen next:

(John 16:7 NKJV) Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.

Jesus tied His ascension (and sitting at God’s right hand) to another event – the coming of the Holy Spirit.  This is what happened at Pentecost which occurred about a week after Jesus ascended into heaven.

(He died on Passover, Pentecost is fifty days after Passover.  Jesus rose from the dead on the third day, but appeared to His disciple for forty days before ascending into heaven.)

I think this is partly why Peter references Psalm 110 when he’s explaining the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.

(Acts 2:32–36 NKJV) —32 This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses. 33 Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear. 34 “For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he says himself: ‘The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at My right hand, 35 Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.” ’ 36 “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.”

Peter equates sitting at God’s right hand with ascending to heaven (which David hadn’t done)

The outpouring of the Spirit proved that Jesus has ascended into heaven.

After Jesus “went away” and ascended into heaven, He sent the Holy Spirit.

He now makes His great power available to us in our lives through the Holy Spirit.  Jesus said,

(Acts 1:8 NKJV) But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you…

:1 Till I make Your enemies Your footstool

Turning enemies into a “footstool” means that an enemy is conquered, humiliated, and used for furniture.

The idea is that Jesus will be in heaven, sitting at God’s right hand, until it is time for Him to come back and set up His kingdom on earth.

:2 The Lord shall send the rod of Your strength out of Zion. Rule in the midst of Your enemies!

:2 The Lord shall send the rod of Your strength out of Zion

During the Millennium, when Jesus rules on the earth for 1,000 years, He will rule from Jerusalem, sitting on the throne of David.

:3 Your people shall be volunteers In the day of Your power; In the beauties of holiness, from the womb of the morning, You have the dew of Your youth.

:3 Your people shall be  volunteers…

(Psalm 110:3 NLT) When you go to war, your people will serve you willingly. You are arrayed in holy garments, and your strength will be renewed each day like the morning dew.

When the Messiah comes back, He won’t be alone. He will have an army with Him.  Us.

:4 The Lord has sworn And will not relent, “You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek.”

:4 The Lord has sworn And will not relent

God is swearing an oath. There is something serious about to be said.

The things being said are not going to change. God is not going to change His mind.

:4 You are a priest forever

The Messiah not only be a king, but a priest.

As a priest He would intercede for men.
As a priest He would offer up sacrifices.

Here’s the odd thing – if the Messiah was a descendant of David, from the tribe of Judah, how could he be a priest since all priests must be from the tribe of Levi, descended from Aaron?

:4 According to the order of Melchizedek

Here’s the answer to the priesthood problem.

Melchizedek was an individual who lived during the time of Abraham.

When Abraham returned from rescuing his nephew Lot and the inhabitants of Sodom from marauding kings of the east, he was met by a mysterious person:
(Genesis 14:18–20 NKJV) —18 Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of God Most High. 19 And he blessed him and said: “Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth; 20 And blessed be God Most High, Who has delivered your enemies into your hand.” And he gave him a tithe of all.

Abraham took 1/10 of what he had brought back from the battle and gave it to this mystery fellow Melchizedek.

The writer of Hebrews (Heb. 7) gives us a commentary on this fellow Melchizedek.
(Hebrews 7:1–7 NKJV) —1 For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, 2 to whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all, first being translated “king of righteousness,” and then also king of Salem, meaning “king of peace,”
His name had significance.

Melchi – “king”

zedek – “righteousness”

Salem – “peace”

He was a king of “righteousness” and “peace”.
3 without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, remains a priest continually. 4 Now consider how great this man was, to whom even the patriarch Abraham gave a tenth of the spoils.
Melchizedek was greater than Abraham because Abraham gave his tithe to Melchizedek. (7:4)
5 And indeed those who are of the sons of Levi, who receive the priesthood, have a commandment to receive tithes from the people according to the law, that is, from their brethren, though they have come from the loins of Abraham; 6 but he whose genealogy is not derived from them received tithes from Abraham and blessed him who had the promises. 7 Now beyond all contradiction the lesser is blessed by the better.
Aaron was Moses’ brother, and the father of all the priests through Israel’s history.  All the priests after the time of Moses were to be descendants of Aaron, from the tribe of Levi.
Melchizedek’s priesthood was greater than Aaron’s priesthood because Aaron was still inside of Abraham when Abraham tithed to Melchizedek (7:5-7), and that means that Aaron gave tithes to Melchizedek as well.
The writer goes on to say (vs. 8-12) that since Melchizedek was greater than Abraham, then the Melchizedek priesthood is greater than the priesthood of Aaron, because Aaron was still inside Abraham when Abraham gave tithes to Melchizedek.

The writer also says that if Aaron’s priesthood had been good enough to last eternally, there would have been no need for another priesthood. Yet David said that Messiah would be after another order (in the future), and Messiah’s priesthood was forever. (7:8-12)

Even though Jesus was from the tribe of Judah and was not from the Levites, the tribe of the priests, He could be a priest because He was of the order of Melchizedek, not of Aaron (7:13-15).
(Hebrews 7:23–28 NKJV) —23 Also there were many priests, because they were prevented by death from continuing. 24 But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood. 25 Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.
Because He and His priesthood are eternal, we are completely saved when we trust Him.
He is always praying for us.
26 For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens; 27 who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the people’s, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself. 28 For the law appoints as high priests men who have weakness, but the word of the oath, which came after the law, appoints the Son who has been perfected forever.
Jesus was not a weak priest.  He was made a priest by God’s oath, an oath that came in David’s day, in our Psalm, after the giving of the Law of Moses.
Jesus is able by His one sacrifice, dying on a cross, to pay for all of your sins.

:5 The Lord is at Your right hand; He shall execute kings in the day of His wrath.

:5 The Lord is at Your right hand

The Messiah is at God’s right hand.

:6 He shall judge among the nations, He shall fill the places with dead bodies, He shall execute the heads of many countries.

:7 He shall drink of the brook by the wayside; Therefore He shall lift up the head.

:5 He shall execute kings in the day of His wrath.

As Jesus comes back, He will conquer over kings at the battle of Armageddon, then judge the world and rule over the earth. (Rev. 19:19-21)

(Revelation 19:19–21 NKJV) —19 And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army. 20 Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. 21 And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh.

In Jesus’ day, there were some of the Jews who were looking for the coming of the Messiah.

The Pharisees were one of those groups.
They were looking for the conquering king who would vanquish the Romans.
They were looking for a fulfillment of Psalm 110.
What they missed was the prophecies about His first coming.
The One who would be betrayed.
The One who would die.
The One who, as a priest, would offer Himself as a sacrifice for our sins.

:4 You are a priest forever


King and Priest

As our “King”, Jesus has great authority, sitting at the right hand of God.
As our “Priest”, Jesus prays for us.
So, what do you need from Jesus today?