January 17, 2023

His Enemies are His footstool

Now David himself said in the Book of Psalms: ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, Luke 20:42

In the previous section of this chapter, Jesus had a discussion with the Sadducees about the resurrection.  By the end of that conversation, they didn’t want to question Him anymore.  It was safe to say that He shut them down. Then He went on to ask them if David calls the Messiah Lord, how can He (the Messiah) be David’s Son?  It almost sounds like a riddle.

I believe He wanted to let them know that the Messiah/Christ was indeed the Son of God and not just a man born from the line of David.  He was declaring His Lordship to them and letting them know that if they took the side with His enemies, they would be put under His feet.

This is contrasted with who we are today as Christians, believers and children of God.  Ephesians 2:6 says we sit together with Him in heavenly places.  We are not under His feet, but we are as His body under His head.  He is the Head of the church the body of the anointed Christ and His Head directs and moves the body to complete the mission we have been placed here to do.  We don’t always get it perfect, but the message has successfully survived for 2000 years as His Spirit has given utterance to spread the good news.

My encouragement for you today is if you are a part of His body, the body of believers in the world today, then get in line with His plans for the role you play in the days we are living.  Step away from the distractions of this world and begin to make His Word, His heart and worship your priority.  Join together with the rest of the body to lead the lost ones to the knowledge of salvation in Christ Jesus and use your gifts and talents to invest in your eternal future by serving others in love.  If you do not know Him personally, then start that conversation today.  Invite Jesus into your life and world by praying this short prayer right now from your heart:

God in heaven, I know I’m a sinner and I need a Savior.  I want to turn away from my sinful life to the life You have planned for me.  Please forgive my sins, cleanse me from my past, and make me new.  I know Your Son, Jesus died for me.  I believe in my heart that You raised Him from the dead.  At this very moment, I accept, confess, and proclaim Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior . . . to be Lord of my life from this day forward.  I now have a right relationship with God my Father through this salvation in Jesus. I thank You for giving me Your Holy Spirit to guide me and to empower me to do the things that You have planned for my life in Jesus’ name, Amen

Today’s scripture reading: Luke 20:41-47

41And He said to them, “How can they say that the Christ is the Son of David? 

42Now David himself said in the Book of Psalms: ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand,

43Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.” ’

44Therefore David calls Him ‘Lord’; how is He then his Son?”

45Then, in the hearing of all the people, He said to His disciples, 

46“Beware of the scribes, who desire to go around in long robes, love greetings in the marketplaces, the best seats in the synagogues, and the best places at feasts, 

47who devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. These will receive greater condemnation.”

Published by L. Lyden

Lynette is a recently published author and coordinator of Voices Magazine who endeavors to use her gifts and influence to encourage and promote aspiring writers. Her Daily Dose blog has been an outlet for her to encourage readers to walk closer to God each day. She is a wife, mother and grandmother who loves spending time and going on special outings with her family.

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