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How does an Orthodox Christian interpret the famous Davidic saying, 'The Lord said to my lord, 'Sit at my right hand...' David is king, and was a very powerful one at that. He has only one lord - the Lord. How then can the Lord say to David's lord?" My mentor response did not know for sure but his "guess" was the glorification befitting of Christ (as a representative of mankind) after the resurrection, and our [mental] acceptance of the concept of the Holy Trinity. After Christ appeared in the weaker form (the flesh) and became the accepted sacrifice is restored (in our minds) to His glory in heaven and [became] our Lord. If that makes any sense..."

In addition to your mentor's comments, Psalm 110 identifies the Messiah as a holy and valiant ruler who conquered His enemies. The Christ is the true High Priest after the order of Melchizedek who offered the finest wheat and wine, i.e., His own body and blood on the altar as the only acceptable sacrifice for Divine Justice.

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