The King of Kings
Humble God, who took the lowest place, You are exalted over all. I bow before You.
In what ways is Christ pictured in this Psalm?
When David took Jerusalem as his capital city, he was sitting on a priestly kingship dating back to Melchizedek, priest and king in the time of Abraham (see Gen. 14:18). David's and Melchizedek's priestly-kingship was a foreshadowing of the future, which finds its fulfillment in Jesus (Heb. 6,7). Jesus is the ultimate priest, in the line of Melchizedek, being the King of kings and Lord of lords.
This psalm prophesies Jesus' eternal status as priest and king (4). Jesus is the perfect mediator between God and humankind, being fully God and fully human. David, Melchizedek and all the other priests are weak substitutes in comparison to Jesus. All the other priests had to cleanse themselves of their own sins first, but Jesus was sinless and perfect (2 Cor. 5:21).
Once we acknowledge Jesus as the great high priest, we then learn of the priesthood of all believers (1 Pet. 2:9). Through Jesus, all believers have equal access to God and equal potential to serve God. What another great blessing--because of Jesus we have direct access to God and the opportunity to assist in God's purposes on earth!
Consider that you are called a priest--one who stands before God on behalf of others.
Father, You sent Your Son. Jesus, You send me. Help me to hear Your call and obey.
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