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Dave Burnette's Commentary

Psalm Chapter 110

Written By: God through Inspiration
Penned By: David, Asaph, Solomon, Heman, Ethan, Moses, and the Sons of Korah
Date Penned: (1440-586 BC)
Overview: Poetry for the Expression of Praise and Worship to God (c 1-150)
Theme: The Fifth Book of Psalms (c 107-150)
Message: Jesus is the Messiah (v 1-7)

Psalms 110 Commentary 

(110:1) The Messiah - This is one of the most quoted psalms in the New Testament because of its clear references to the Messiah, In Matthew 22:41-45. Jesus recited the words of this psalm and applied them to himself. Psalms 1101 and 110:6 look forward to Christ's final and total destruction of the wicked (Revelation 6-9); Psalm 110:2 prophesies Christ's reign on the earth (Revelation 20:1-7); Psalm 110:3-4 tells of Christ's priestly work for his people (Hebrews 5-8); and Psalm 110:5-6 looks forward to the final battle on earth when Christ will overcome the forces of evil (Revelation 10.41.345. 11111 

(110:1-7) The Deity of the Messiah - Many people have a vague belief in God but refuse to accept Jesus as anything more than a great human teacher. The Bible, however, does not allow that option. Both the Old and New Testaments proclaim the deity of the one who came to save and to reign. Jesus explained that this psalm spoke of the Messiah as greater than David, Israel's greatest king (Mark 12:35-37). Peter used this psalm to show that Jesus, the Messiah, sits at God's right hand and is Lord over all (Acts 2:32-35). You can't straddle the fence, calling Jesus just a good teacher, because the Bible clearly calls him the Lord 

(110:4) Melchizedek -  As a priest like Melchizedek, Christ will never abuse his divine position and his reign will last forever. Jesus is more fully described as our High Priest in Hebrews 5.

Dave Burnette's Life Application

The Real Thing

Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today, we continue in the Book of Psalms with Chapter 110. In our text today, we see the credentials for the Messiah and how Jesus Christ fills all of these requirements. In making an application, we see how Jesus is the real thing. Many today claim they know the way to God, but their way does not measure up to Scripture to validate the claim of what they believe. How about you? Does your belief line up with Scripture? Let us learn from our Psalm and text today to remember that only Jesus-Christ fulfills Scripture on being the Messiah and is the real thing.


Psalm 110

Psalm 110

 1The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

 2The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.

 3Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.

 4The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.

 5The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.

 6He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.

 7He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.