Today's reading: Psalms 107-111 (108-112)
The Lord said to my Lord, "Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet." Psalm 109/110:1
It is always interesting to see what Old Testament scriptures are quoted by Jesus. The above verse is quoted by him in a dispute with the pharisees that is recorded in Matthew.
Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question, saying, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?” They said to him, “The son of David.” He said to them, “How is it then that David, in the Spirit, calls him Lord, saying,
“‘The Lord said to my Lord,
“Sit at my right hand,
until I put your enemies under your feet”’?
If then David calls him Lord, how is he his son?” And no one was able to answer him a word, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask him any more questions.
What a wonder it is to contemplate that this book, written over three millennia ago, that serves as the backbone of Orthodox prayer to this day, is the same book that Jesus himself would have committed to memory and prayed throughout his life.