Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Christ Reigns

 1The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
 2The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. 

Christ Reigns

David, in his beautifully written Psalm 110, is writing of things which had not yet been fulfilled in His day, but are partially fulfilled in ours. When did God say to the Lord Jesus Christ, "Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?"

Through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, David is speaking of the coming of Christ as the Messiah of Israel. How much did David understand of what he had written? It is a good question, but one we certainly cannot affirm one way or the other.

As we look upon governments of our day, where is Christ? Is He ruling the nations now? What is keeping Him from returning now, so that all of His enemies will finally be put under His feet? We certainly have more questions that we have answers. What we do know, is that, politically, everything is going just as God has ordained it to go.

We do not know the day or the hour of the return of Christ, but we know that no man can stay the hand of the Lord. When He returns, all kingdoms will, indeed, be put under His feet. What then? What will happen to us?

God looks at only one thing: He looks at the state of our hearts before Him. Have we heeded the Gospel's call? Have we acknowledged that the Lord Jesus Christ is our Savior, and thus, our only hope? Or, have we rejected God's own Son? When Christ returns, justice will be served by God, and His justice will be right.

Oh that we, as believers, would take seriously this God we serve. Rather than getting caught up in the entrapments of this world, may we focus on our God-given purpose for being here. What are we doing to advance the cause of Christ? How important is our own personal relationship with Christ to us? Are we living according to the Word of God, or do we just compare ourselves with people of the world?

It does not matter what any other person thinks about us. In reality, only Christ matters, and His judgment will be without error. How amazing that David wrote of such things, considering the little portion of God's Word that was available to Him. Yet, David sought the Lord even while still a shepherd boy in Israel, and continued to do so until the end of his kingly reign.

Christ reigns! Does Christ reign in our hearts and lives as well? That is the only question that matters!

God Bless You,

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