Humble God, who took the lowest place, You are exalted over all. I bow before You.
Of David. A psalm. The LORD says to my lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”  The LORD will extend your mighty scepter from Zion, saying, “Rule in the midst of your enemies!”  Your troops will be willing on your day of battle. Arrayed in holy splendor, your young men will come to you like dew from the morning’s womb.  The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind: “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.”  The Lord is at your right hand; he will crush kings on the day of his wrath.  He will judge the nations, heaping up the dead and crushing the rulers of the whole earth.  He will drink from a brook along the way, and so he will lift his head high.
Reflect:In what ways is Christ pictured in this Psalm?
When David took Jerusalem as his capital city he was sitting on a priestly kingship dating back to Melchizedek, priest and king in the time of Abraham (see Gen. 14:18). David’s and Melchizedek’s priestly-kingship was a foreshadowing of the future, which finds its fulfillment in Jesus (Heb. 6,7). Jesus is the ultimate priest, in the line of Melchizedek, being the King of kings and Lord of lords.
This psalm prophesies Jesus’ eternal status as priest and king (4). Jesus is the perfect mediator between God and humankind, being fully God and fully human. David, Melchizedek and all the other priests are weak substitutes in comparison to Jesus. All the other priests had to cleanse themselves of their own sins first, but Jesus was sinless and perfect (2 Cor. 5:21).
Once we acknowledge Jesus as the great high priest we then learn of the priesthood of all believers (1 Pet. 2:9). Through Jesus all believers have equal access to God and equal potential to serve God. What another great blessing–because of Jesus we have direct access to God and the opportunity to assist in God’s purposes on earth!
Consider that you are called a priest–one who stands before God on behalf of others.
Father, You sent Your Son. Jesus, You send me. Help me to hear Your call and obey.