Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
back to: Psalms
Book: Psalms
Chapter: 109

Christ's kingdom.
- Glorious things are here spoken of Christ. Not only he should
be superior to all the Kings of the Earth, but he then existed
in Glory as the eternal Son of God. Sitting is a resting
posture: after services and sufferings, to give Law, to give
Judgment. It is a remaining posture: he sits like a King for
ever. All his enemies are now in a Chain, but not yet made his
Footstool. And his kingdom, being set up, shall be kept up in
the world, in despite of all the powers of Darkness. Christ's
people are a willing people. The power of the Spirit, going with
the power of the world, to the people of Christs, is effectual
to make them willing. They shall attend him in the beautiful
attire of Holiness; which becomes his House for ever. And he
shall have many devoted to him. The Dew of our youth, even in
the morning of our days, ought to be consecrated to our Lord
Jesus. Christ shall not only be a King, but a Priest. He is
God's Minister to us, and our Advocate with the Father, and So
is the Mediator between God and Man. He is a Priest of the order
of Melchizedek, which was before that of Aaron, and On many
accounts superior to it, and a more lively representation of
Christ's priesthood. Christ's Sitting at the right Hand of God,
speaks as much terror to his enemies as happiness to his people.
The effect of this victory shall be the utter ruin of his
enemies. We have here the Redeemer saving his friends, and
comforting them. He shall be humbled; he shall Drink of the
Brook in the way. The wrath of God, running in the Curse of the
Law, may be considered as the Brook in the way of his
undertaking. Christ drank of the waters of affliction in his way
to the Throne of Glory. But he shall be exalted. What then are
we? Has the Gospel of Christ been to us the power of God unto
Salvation? Has his kingdom been set up in our hearts? Are we his
willing subjects? Once we knew not our need of his Salvation,
and we were not willing that he should reign over us. Are we
willing to give up every Sin, to turn from a wicked, ensnaring
world, and rely only On his merits and Mercy, to have him for
our Prophet, Priest, and King? and do we desire to be holy? To
those who are thus changed, the Saviour's Sacrifice,
intercession, and blessing belong.