June 22, The Words of God

Today’s reading: Psalms 106-110

“The Lord says to my lord: ‘Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet’” - Psalm 110:1.

Jesus quoted this verse from Psalm 110 when He was teaching the people in Mark 12:35-37:

While Jesus was teaching in the temple courts, he asked, “Why do the teachers of the law say that the Messiah is the son of David? David himself, speaking by the Holy Spirit, declared: ‘The Lord said to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet.” David himself calls him ‘Lord.’ How then can he be his son?” The large crowd listened to him with delight.”

Notice that Jesus acknowledged David wrote this psalm. Then He recognized that the Holy Spirit had inspired David’s composition, speaking through David in the words of the psalm. Finally, the people so enjoyed Jesus’ insight into the Word that they listened with absolute delight. Do you have the same ‘high’ view of Scripture? Do you see the Bible as the words of God? If you have the privilege of speaking and teaching God’s word, do people delight to listen to you as Jesus gives you insight into His word? If you sit under a teacher of God’s word, are you being fed from the Word or are you tolerating poor teaching in the interest of church tradition or family ties?