Now it‚Äôs this reference to majesty then that leads us in v.6 to this statement in which the author of the Psalm, the Holy Spirit, addresses God. Do you see that? And in particular, he brings our attention to bear on what characterizes this figure about whom he is speaking. He says this, ‚ÄėThe Divine Son,‚Äô if we can use the language that the writer to the Hebrews invites us to use about the one who is being described here, ‚Äėabout the Son, taking that, he says the Divine Son has a throne.‚Äô He has a throne. ‚ÄúYour throne, O God, is forever and ever. The scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúYour throne‚Ä¶‚ÄĚ A throne is the seat of a king. And so what we discover, the very first thing we discover in this Psalm as we begin to unpack it together is, that, in this Psalm we see that the Divine Son reigns in majesty. He is the monarch over all things. The throne is the height of glory for a king. For this King to be named God places his throne above all creaturely existence. For his throne and for his title to be God means that his throne is higher than all the creatures, including the angels. ‚ÄúHe is God over all forever blessed.‚ÄĚ His is the majesty. His is the monarchy. And his kingdom is described as being forever and forever, an everlasting kingdom, an everlasting throne.
Great Sermon! While we think much during Advent of the 'baby-thing' in the manger (Dr. Goligher's term, spoken affectionately), we do need to pause and ask who this was who came, came from glory. The deeper Dr. Goligher delves into the Trinity, the made awesome it is that God himself should come -- True God of True God.
Dr. Liam Goligher began serving as Senior Minister of Tenth Presbyterian Church in May of 2011. He previously pastored churches in Ireland, Canada, England, and his native Scotland.
Dr. Goligher has been closely involved in Bible teaching and evangelistic ministry among...