-Theme: The power of the LORD in His Messiah. Jesus is the ruling Messiah over His enemies.
-Historical Insight: The author of this Christological passage is none other than King David, who was promised the eternal Kingdom (2 Samuel 7). Jesus recited these words in Matthew 22:41-45 to defend His authority with the Pharisees who did not receive His first incarnation. A common practice in ancient civilizations’ conquests was to make the subdued enemy’s leader humiliate himself to bow on all fours so that the victorious king could rest his feet on them. Thus the analogy of the writer revealing God’s complete domination of His opponents.
-*Application* The Messiah’s rule over His enemies as ordained and orchestrated by the LORD Himself should give us confidence in the day of battle against evil foes that threaten our security and well-being. God is never scared, nor does He fear the intensity of the fight. Neither should we. Remember valiant soldier of the cross, you are assured the inheritance in the Kingdom and complete victory in the final analysis (Romans 8:16-18). We as believers share in the Christ’s glory! The Messiah is not only David’s Lord, but ours as well! Jesus is our one-time for all-time go between as Priest, we need no other atonement (Genesis 14:18, Psalm 110:4, Hebrews 5-8)!
Verse to Memorize: Psalm 110:1