Praying David’s Spirit-foreshadowing Promises of Christ | Prayer on Psalm 20

Jesus saw the Psalms as written by their human author, but also by the Holy Spirit (see Matt 22:41-46 below). Although King David lived over a thousand years before Christ, he is one of the Bible’s primary foreshadowing figures of Jesus as Christ. That’s why the Messiah was often referred to as “the son of David” (Matt 1:1, 9:27, 22:42). So sometimes the Spirit would speak foreshadowing prophetic lines in the psalms of David, in particular, that give us a poetically insightful promise of salvation in Jesus as the Christ. When we learn to read certain psalms of David with this lens, it opens up a greater experience of meditation and prayer for us. Let’s do that in this episode on Psalm 20. Matthew 22:41–46 NIV 41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42 “What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?” “The son of David,” they replied. 43 He said to them, “How is it then that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls him ‘Lord’? For he says, 44 “ ‘The Lord said to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet.” ’ 45 If then David calls him ‘Lord,’ how can he be his son?” 46 No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions. Psalm 20 ESV To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. 1 May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob protect you! 2 May he send you help from the sanctuary and give you support from Zion! 5 May we shout for joy over your salvation, and in the name of our God set up our banners! May the LORD fulfill all your petitions! 6 Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed; he will answer him from his holy heaven with the saving might of his right hand. 7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. 8 They collapse and fall, but we rise and stand upright. 9 O LORD, save the king! May he answer us when we call. Follow Dave Cover on Twitter @davecover.  Like this content? Make sure to share it with others and leave us a rating, so others can find it too. To learn more, visit our ( website) and follow us on ( Facebook), ( Instagram), and ( Twitter) @TheCrossingCOMO. Social Facebook: ( Instagram: ( ) ( Twitter: (