Yet have I set my king on my holy hill of Zion.
I. THE NATURE OF CHRIST'S KINGLY OFFICE.
1. It is not simply as God, but as Mediator — as God-man — that Christ executes the kingly office, and exercises supreme dominion, and is entitled to the profoundest homage and the most implicit submission. Christ's kingship as Mediator is different from His eternal and unchangeable dominion as God, and rests upon a different foundation. We are to regard Christ's kingly office as properly and fully developed at the time when God raised Him up, and gave Him glory, and seated Him at His own right hand. Christ has been invested with the uncontrolled administration of the moral government of the world. He exerts and displays His kingly power —
(1) by subduing His people unto Himself;
(2) by ruling and defending them;
(3) by restraining and confining their enemies, who set themselves in opposition to the accomplishment of His purposes.
II. PRACTICAL APPLICATION. To receive Christ in His different offices is just to act in the manner in which the contemplation of Him in His different characters is fitted to lead us to adopt. Advert to the encouraging and consolatory reflections which the contemplation of Christ's supreme dominion is fitted to call forth with reference to the general state of His visible Church, and the interests of religion in the world.
(W. Cunningham, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.