Updated: Sep 18, 2022
This psalm looks forward to Christ. Just as with David Christ's enemies are our enemies. But our struggle is not with armies but with sin, death and condemnation. This is above all our other struggles. We risk separation from God from our own rebellion. This battle has been won by our great high priest who gave himself as a sacrifice for our sin.
Sit at My Right Hand
A Psalm of David.
1 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,[a] in holy garments;[b] from the womb of the morning, the dew of your youth will be yours.[c] 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[d] over the wide earth. 7 He will drink from the brook by the way; therefore he will lift up his head.