05/24/2018 — Psalms Chapters 108-110
OK, when I read Psalm 110:1 I realized that we need to “jump ahead” hundreds of years when we hear this passage repeated by Jesus when speaking to the Pharisees in Matt 22:41-46
41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42 “What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?” “The son of David,” they replied. 43 He said to them, “How is it then that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls him ‘Lord’? For he says, 44 “‘The Lord said to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies
under your feet.” 45 If then David calls him ‘Lord,’ how can he be his son?” 46 No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions
This passage had confused me a bit (as it must have the Pharisees until I read several commentators, including Coffman who stated:
The implication of the Messiah being both the son and the Lord of David is clear enough. Christ is both God and man; as man, Christ descended through the earthly posterity of David, as indicated in the Genealogy give in Luke 3. Thus, in that sense, Christ was the “Son of David”; but, as God incarnate, he was also David’s Lord, and the Lord of all people.