The Lord says to my lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.” The Lord will extend your mighty scepter from Zion, saying, “Rule in the midst of your enemies!” Your troops will be willing on your day of battle. Arrayed in holy splendor, your young men will come to you like dew from the morning’s womb. The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind: “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.” The Lord is at your right hand ; he will crush kings on the day of his wrath. He will judge the nations, heaping up the dead and crushing the rulers of the whole earth. He will drink from a brook along the way, and so he will lift his head high. – Psalm 110:1-7
This passage begins with a somewhat confusing statement that has always intrigued me…”The Lord says to my lord”. How can God talk to Himself? Clearly this seems to be a reference to Jesus and a “reflection of Him” in the psalms. His mighty scepter will extend from Zion.
Then comes an interesting water reference, “your young men will come to you like dew from the morning’s womb”. It is not immediately clear to me which young men God is referring to here. Perhaps it is referring to the early disciples of Jesus? Certainly young men like Peter and John came to Jesus in a very organic way. How were the early followers of Jesus like “dew from the morning’s womb”. Dew 1) comes from a condensate of water from the air; 2) it covers everything; and 3) it comes as a result of the changing temperature brought on by the rising sun (son).
In previous posts I have explored how Jesus is in some ways like a Godly Condensate. Jesus became man out of the spiritual realm that God normally inhabits just like dew condensates from the air. The impact of Jesus’ arrival on earth was universal and blind to economic and social differences
The condensate of God, Jesus, covers everything. It does not make a difference if we are black, white, red, purple, or some other color. We are one in Christ as I was reminded when I attended church last sunday. The “dew” covers everything. It does not choose to fall on certain people because of their wealth or power. It falls on all those who are willing to faithfully follow the savior.
Dew also comes as a result of a change in air temperature. The air cools as the sun goes down. Cold air cannot hold as much water vapor as warm air so when it cools dew occurs. The opposite happens when air warms when the sun comes up….the dew returns to the air from which it came. The spiritual equivalent of dew is in some ways the Holy Spirit. While Jesus was on earth He was the “dew”…the godly condensate. After he rose from the dead the “dew” changed form and was manifest as the Holy spirit
Prayer: God You are present in many forms but you are one God. Help us to experience you in all the forms present here on earth.
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