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Psalm 110

English Standard Version (ESV)

Sit at My Right Hand

A Psalm of David.

110 The Lord says to my Lord:
  “Sit at my right hand,
until I make your enemies your footstool.”

2 The Lord sends forth from Zion
  your mighty scepter.
  Rule in the midst of your enemies!
3 Your people will offer themselves freely
  on the day of your power,
  in holy garments;
from the womb of the morning,
  the dew of your youth will be yours.
4 The Lord has sworn
  and will not change his mind,
“You are a priest forever
  after the order of Melchizedek.”

5 The Lord is at your right hand;
  he will shatter kings on the day of his wrath.
6 He will execute judgment among the nations,
  filling them with corpses;
he will shatter chiefs
  over the wide earth.
7 He will drink from the brook by the way;
  therefore he will lift up his head.



  • This psalm acknowledges God as the eternal King-Priest who will settle all disputes and judge all nations. The New Testament often uses this psalm to refer to Jesus as the Anointed One (Messiah) in the continuing dynasty of David. It refers both to His kingly role (v1, Acts 2:34-35) and the priestly role (v4, Heb 5:6).
  • Think about the enemies you have. Picture them and yourself one day coming to Christ the Supreme Justice who will settle all disputes and rule with an iron hand. That means submitting any of your own behaviors and beliefs that are not conformed or submissive to the Lord. How do you feel as you consider this scene?
  • Whatever battles you are engaged in right now, rest assured that the Lord will ultimately triumph and that the Lord’s army will tackle those problems with you.
  • What battles or problems can you turn over to him now for his intercession and judgment?

Prayer & Journaling:

Stay with God for a little longer. Continue to converse with God and listen to what he wants to tell me. Then write down any thought and/or prayer in the “Spiritual Journal” book.