SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
Scripture: Matthew 22:41-46
In Matthew 22:41-46, we begin looking at the New Testament and the application of Psalm 110:1. This Psalm is the most frequently quoted verse in the New Testament. Jesus committed to making our enemies our footstool. Matthew 22:41-46 says, “While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, saying, ‘What do you think about the Christ? Whose Son is He?’ They said to Him, ‘The Son of David.’ He said to them, ‘How then does David in the Spirit call Him “Lord,” saying: “The Lord said to my Lord, ‘Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool’”? If David then calls Him “Lord,” how is He his Son?’ And no one was able to answer Him a word, nor from that day on did anyone dare question Him anymore.” The very first application of making our enemies our footstool impacted the Pharisees who were gathered together. Jesus spoke this over the religious, pharisaical crowd who ruled by the law and not by the Spirit. Fear came on them! No one dared to question Him. Dare is the Greek word tol-mah-o and means, ‘To dread or shun through fear.’ When Jesus quoted Psalm 110:1, the fear of God came all over the Pharisees. And I suspect at that moment they understood they were ministering by the law and not by the Spirit. They may have questioned, at that point, that their application of Scripture was in error. Jesus made it quite clear.