is wife to Bill of almost 22 years, and mom to Alissa, 20, and Zach,17.
She most values her relationship with God, through Jesus Christ, and
her wonderful family. She attempts to live her daily life in a real and
transparent way, as she seeks to live out God’s calling. Julie has worked in a variety of capacities, both in and out of ministry, and is now pursuing her love and dream of writing. Her Loving God Loving Others blog is featured at www.julielefebure.com.
Ask God to guide you as you read through Psalm 110:
The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit in the place of honor at my right hand until I humble your enemies, making them a footstool under your feet.”
The Lord will extend your powerful kingdom from Jerusalem; you will rule over your enemies.
When you go to war, your people will serve you willingly. You are arrayed in holy garments, and your strength will be renewed each day like the morning dew.
The Lord has taken an oath and will not break his vow: “You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.”
The Lord stands at your right hand to protect you. He will strike down many kings when his anger erupts.
He will punish the nations and fill their lands with corpses; he will shatter heads over the whole earth.
But he himself will be refreshed from brooks along the way. He will be victorious.
A beautiful song, that points forward to Jesus Christ…
Our risen Savior,
Both Priest and King,
Seated at the right hand of God.
And to His Father, He’s interceding for you and for me as our Advocate.
This warms my heart as if it’s soaking up the warm rays of the summer sun.
Ponder all of this for a moment with me.
Jesus, who sacrificed His life for you and for me as our Priest, poured out His blood as the ultimate sin offering on our behalf. Yet, as King, He’s in the place of authority and power, at God’s right hand, and will one day rule in judgment over the nations and over His enemies.
There is no other Psalm more referenced by New Testament writers in considering the risen Jesus occupying this special seat of position next to God. This should give us great comfort and hope. Today Jesus is our Advocate, talking to God about us. He’s, in a way, “putting in a good word” for us to His Father, our Father.
What do you suppose Jesus is saying about you? About me?
“She is mine. I love her.”
“This one just turned away from his addiction, and now believes in me. I love him.”
“She just shared what I’ve done in her life with her sister. They’re now both a part of Your Kingdom.”
Of course we don’t know, but I enjoy thinking about such things.
Psalm 110 is the only Psalm that references this mysterious priest-king, Melchizedek. Melchizedek just seems to appear on the pages of Genesis (14:17-20). He points forward to Jesus, as both priest and king:
–There is no record of Melchizedek’s birth, death, or genealogy. He is, then, considered a priest forever. Jesus’ priesthood also has no beginning or end.
–Melchizedek means “king of righteousness and peace.” Jesus is the Prince of Peace, and through Him, all believers are clothed in righteousness.
But in contrast to Melchizedek, Jesus’ sacrifice is complete. It doesn’t have to be offered again and again. Also, priests stood while performing their duties. When their job was finished, then and only then, were they able to sit. Jesus, our Priest, finished His work completely- to the uttermost. He proclaimed it on the cross before he took his last breath. And now He’s sitting. At God’s right hand.
Jesus Christ, the perfect High Priest, compassionate toward but separate from sinners, exalted to the highest position, is our Advocate, our Savior, our Redeemer, our King. He’s ALL we need. And one of these days, we’ll see Him face to face.
I pray this Psalm gives you hope. I pray these seven verses of God’s Word encourage your heart and lift your spirit. Go about your day remembering what Jesus has done for you, where He is now, and how He’s interceding for you this very moment.
1. Reread Psalm 110. Slow down and let these words sink in.
2. In your journal, draw a picture to represent what you learned from these verses.
3. Click on the video below and worship along with this song Somebody’s Praying Me Through. Who is praying us through? As we learned in Psalm 110, it’s Jesus!