Psa. 110:1 ¶ The LORD said to my Lord,
“Sit at My right hand,
Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.”
I think this must have been one of Jesus’ favorite Psalms during His life on earth. He quoted it to the Pharisees when they were challenging Him about His authority in the temple. Jesus asked the Pharisees who David was talking about when He called the Messiah Lord. David said “the Lord said to my Lord”. David was clearly describing a conversation between the Father and the Son which would take place just after His return to heaven after the Resurrection. Jesus recognized this as a promise of His return to His Father after His death and Him taking the throne as a resurrected man. What a powerful prophetic word that brought faith and courage into the heart of our Lord as He walked under the shadow of the cross. Here are some powerful thoughts from Spurgeon on this verse.
“Away from the shame and suffering of his earthly life, Jehovah calls the Adonai, our Lord, to the repose and honors of his celestial seat. His work is done, and he may sit; it is well done, and he may sit at his right hand; it will have grand results, and he may therefore quietly wait to see the complete victory which is certain to follow. The glorious Jehovah thus addresses the Christ as our Savior; for, says David, he said “unto my Lord.” Jesus is placed in the seat of power, dominion, and dignity, and is to sit there by divine appointment while Jehovah fights for him, and lays every rebel beneath his feet. He sits there by the Father’s ordinance and call, and will sit there despite all the raging of his adversaries, till they are all brought to utter shame by his putting his foot upon their necks.The work of subduing the nations is now in the hand of the great God, who by his Providence will accomplish it to the glory of his Son; his word is pledged to it, and the session of his Son at his right hand is the guarantee thereof; therefore let us never fear as to the future.”
So the final victory is sure. The world can rage against the Lord and against His true church but Jesus is seated by the Father, patiently waiting for the final victory, it will be done. Our life can also seem out of control as the world breathes out its poison against God’s people. What shall we do? Just rest, after all we are seated with Him in heavenly places. The battle is the Lord’s.