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Beauty 22/365 – 2016

Beauty 22/365 – 2016

Beauty 22/365 – 2016

20151212-IMG_5019day22The LORD says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.  Psalm 110:1
 
The King: with power to rule, guide, and shape lives.
 
The LORD will extend your mighty scepter from Zion; you will rule in the midst of your enemies. Your troops will be willing on your day of battle. Arrayed in holy majesty, from the womb of the dawn you will receive the dew of your youth.  (vs. 2,3)
 
The Priest: with power to renew, forgive, pour life back in to our veins.
 
The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind: “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.  (vs 4)
 
The Judge: with power to renew creation.
 
The LORD is at your right hand; he will crush kings on the day of his wrath. He will judge the nations, heaping up the dead and crushing the rulers of the whole earth.  (vs 5)
 
To the Christian, every line of this Psalm was fulfilled in Jesus. Martin Luther called it the “supreme chief Psalm of our dear Lord Jesus Christ.” Because of this, Psalm 110 is the most quoted Psalm through history.
 
He will drink from a brook beside the way; therefore he will lift up his head.  (vs 7)
 
We spend our lives well looking for what God is doing and for who he is making out of us. Our King, our Priest, our Judge – in these roles we find his strength and power. It takes a long time, this becoming a Christian. But we are assured Jesus sustains and refreshes us.
 
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells.   Psalm 46:4

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