Channels of blessing
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. Psalms 110:2-3 From the text, David prayed that the Messiah will continue to manifest His authority and power. Then the people of God will humble themselves before Him and they will take their place serving Him. One of the things that should be visible in the life of every follower of God is the desire to serve Him. When the Lord Jesus Christ gave a pattern for prayer for His disciples included was the realization of His Kingdom not only in heaven but also on earth, “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10). He wants His children to be enthusiastic not only praying that God’s righteousness will rule but His kingdom expand. We were not saved from sin only to be guaranteed that we will go to heaven though this is a great benefit knowing Christ as Lord and Savior. But He also saved us so we could have a healthy and vibrant relationship with Him and that we will take Him on His call to “make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). David painted an image from the text of God’s people eager and willing to join the Messiah in the victory that awaits them. They give their whole hearts to see that “His Kingdom come and His will be done.” God already endowed us with power and all He asks of us is to carry out His mission. God had planted where we are right now so we could manifest His love working in and through us. This is also what Paul told the Christians at Corinth; “Each of you should continue to live in whatever situation the Lord has placed you, and remain as you were when God first called you” (1 Corinthians 7:17). Let us not forget who we are as His children. He called us so we could be His channels of blessing to those whom God wants to touch through our lives.
Noel De Guzman