Under Christ's Feet
10/20 Reading Portions: 2 Kings 1; 2 Thessalonians 1; Daniel 5; Psalm 110-111
The LORD says to my Lord: “Sit at My right hand, until I make Your enemies Your footstool.” Psalm 110:1
This verse is most often used to reflect our Lord’s use of its mystery to confound the religious leaders about whose Son the Messiah was (Matt 22:41-46). The apostle Paul alludes to this verse when he mentions that the Lord Jesus Christ “must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet” (1 Cor 15:25). Yet, what does it mean for Christ’s enemies to become His footstool?
First, it represents judgment, as the Lord’s feet are “like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace” (Rev 1:15). It is reflective of the glow of the priest’s feet offering the sacrifice upon the brazen altar. Brass, or bronze, is a metal which symbolizes judgment.
Moreover, the Lord’s feet represent the gospel truth of Jesus Christ in His person and work. The reason we are to have our “feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace” (Eph 6:15, KJV) is because the Lord’s feet carried Him to proclaim the gospel, and most especially, carried Him to perform the gospel in His person by His death upon a tree, bruising His heel (Gen 3:15). It is written, “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of Him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns’” (Isa 52:7).
The gospel which brings everlasting life to those who receive it is the very same gospel which brings judgment and eternal condemnation to those who reject it. In that day, when Christ Jesus returns, we will be sitting at the feet of the Lord Jesus unto the glory of God’s amazing grace. Hallelujah! What a Savior! At the same time, there will be those crushed beneath the Lord Christ’s feet unto the glory of God’s holy justice. Hallelujah! What a righteous Judge!
O Lord, our Lord, Your gospel is
A glory to behold:
To fulfill the Father’s will, His
Great plan ordain’d of old.
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