Two Lords

Re:Verse reading–Psalm 2, Psalm 110 (day one)
“The Lord says to my Lord: ‘Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.’ ” (110: 1)  Psalm 110 is quoted more often in the New Testament than any other Psalm.  It figured significantly into the thinking of Jesus  (cf Mark 12:35-37).  Without some guidance, it can be confusing to modern readers.  Two Hebrew words are both translated into English by the word Lord.  In vs 1, the first name is Jahweh.  The second is Adonai.  Vs 2 and 4 also use Jahweh.  Vs 5 translates the word Adonai.  Jahweh is the God the Father.  Adonai means master or Messiah referring to Jesus (even though David could not have supplied the Saviors’s name).  What David reports (in the Spirit) is God the Father to God speaking to the Son.  Over the next six days, I hope we can read this Psalm with new understanding and confidence.  The Lord (Jahweh) made significant promises to our Lord(Adonai)!

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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