Psalm 45

Hello, my friend.   There is something about a celebration that stirs the heart and blesses the soul.  Whether it’s an anniversary or a birthday-party or, most spectacular of all, a wedding, a celebration brings together families and love and joy.  And our PSALM 45 for today certainly does that.  It is, as you see in your Bible, a Psalm by an unknown writer ‘of the Sons of Korah, a wedding song.’  And it begins with the essential prerequisite to any valuable celebration, when the writer says, “My heart is stirred by a noble theme, as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.”  Passion is necessary preparation for any venture!

There is no clear indication here as to the identity of the King, about whom the writer pens this grand chapter, but I like to relate it to the King of Kings, the Lord of glory, Jesus Christ, who alone is most noble.   The writer describes this King.  He is the most excellent of men, which means there are none who are as excellent.  His lips are anointed with Grace, declaring that He is indeed the Word of God.  He has girded His side with a sword, and I love to think of that verse in Ephesians 6:17, “Take the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.”

And then the writer describes the King as one who rides forth victoriously on behalf of truth, humility and righteousness (vs.4).  Let these three words guide us through this coming day, TRUTH, HUMILITY AND RIGHTEOUSNESS.  God’s Word is truth, so let’s ponder it and claim it. God’s blessing is on the humble, as I Peter 5:18 says “Humble yourselves under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time.  Cast all your anxiety on him because He cares for you.”  And of course Righteousness is a word describing the whole nature of God, who is our life.

The Psalm continues to rejoice in the glory of the King, especially in vs. 10, where he speaks of the King’s bride.  And may not this be a suggestion that this can relate to the Church, the body of Christ, so beautifully described in Ephesians 5:31, where Paul says, “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife and the two will become one flesh.  This is a profound statement” he continues, “…but I am talking about Christ and the church.”  And Paul continues in 2 Cor.11:2, “I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy.  I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to Him.”

However one looks at Psalm 45, I take it to remind me that I am loved by the King of Kings, about whom we read in Isaiah 62:5, “As a young man marries a maiden, so will your sons marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride so will your God rejoice over you.”  Take heart, my friend, if you’re feeling alone, even worried, because you are the treasure of God.  Enjoy the day with Him.

 “Thank you, Lord Jesus, for the wonder of this intimate relationship we share with you, as our bodies are your temples and we are here to share you with our world today.  Bless my friend who has joined along and any in very special need.  We love you, Lord.” 

Thank you, my friend, for your prayers and encouragement.  Cheerio!

Psalm 45

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