Friday, November 12, 2010

Psalm 45

I was reading some commentary about Psalm 45.  Some say that this psalm is about a king and the woman he marries.  Some say that it is about Jesus.  I like how it can apply to both things.

The first part is about a king.  It could be about King Jesus, or some say it is about King Solomon.  The second part talks about a queen or if we are sticking with the Jesus theme, it could be about us, as the bride.  Either way it is a nice tribute.

Psalm 45

1My heart overflows with a good theme;
         I address my verses to the King;
         My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
    2You are fairer than the sons of men;
         Grace is poured upon Your lips;
         Therefore God has blessed You forever.
    3Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
         In Your splendor and Your majesty!
    4And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
         For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
         Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
    5Your arrows are sharp;
         The peoples fall under You;
         Your arrows are in the heart of the King's enemies.
    6Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
         A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
    7You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
         Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
         With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
    8All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
         Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
    9Kings' daughters are among Your noble ladies;
         At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.
    10Listen, O daughter, give attention and incline your ear:
         Forget your people and your father's house;
    11Then the King will desire your beauty.
         Because He is your Lord, bow down to Him.
    12The daughter of Tyre will come with a gift;
         The rich among the people will seek your favor.
    13The King's daughter is all glorious within;
         Her clothing is interwoven with gold.
    14She will be led to the King in embroidered work;
         The virgins, her companions who follow her,
         Will be brought to You.
    15They will be led forth with gladness and rejoicing;
         They will enter into the King's palace.
    16In place of your fathers will be your sons;
         You shall make them princes in all the earth.
    17I will cause Your name to be remembered in all generations;
         Therefore the peoples will give You thanks forever and ever.

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