For the sake of your servant David, do not reject your anointed one. The Lord swore an oath to David, a promise he will not abandon: “I will set one of your offspring on your throne. If your sons keep my covenant and my decrees that I will teach them, their sons will also sit on your throne forever.” (Psalms 132:10-12)
“Anointed one” in Hebrew is Messiah. The Psalmist was claiming God’s promise that the Messiah would come from the line of David, sit on God’s throne forever, and share his reign with all of God’s children. You’re the living fulfillment of that promise. And not just one day in the future when you’re in heaven. You’re on the throne with Christ right now.
As Paul says, “God, who is rich in mercy, because of his great love that he had for us, made us alive with Christ even though we were dead in trespasses. You are saved by grace! He also raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavens in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:4-6). You’re reigning right now with Jesus, which means you’re empowered to conquer sin (Rom 6:14), freely serve your creator (1 Pet 2:16), and expand God’s kingdom (Matt 28:18-20). You’re not a helpless victim of your circumstances, you’re a reigning ruler with Christ. How will that change your outlook and actions today?