Since it is Christ the King Sunday, I thought it would be appropriate to post a Psalm that speaks of Christ as King over all. My favorite is Psalm 2, but I’ve already posted it before. So I did a search on Biblegateway.com to see what other Psalm would be appropriate and decided on Psalm 45.
This is an awesome Psalm. I love the first verse because I know that my own heart is stirred when I think of the nobility of Christ. I have written quite a few verses of poetry in honor of my King, and because He has given me a gift to be able to write those verses honor Him.
But beyond that I love this Psalm because although it was written in part for David as King, because the Holy Spirit was in the writing of it there is a foreshadowing of Christ as the ultimate and final King. In verse 6, we are reminded that the throne of God will last forever and that He rules with justice. Verses 13 to 15 speak of the bride of the King, which is the Church of Christ that will enter His palace with joy and gladness.
This whole Psalm is such a beautiful tribute to Christ our King who is victorious in His quest for truth, humility, and righteousness that flow directly from Him to His people. Praise be to Christ Jesus, our King of kings and Lord of lords.
For the director of music. To the tune of “Lilies.” Of the Sons of Korah. A maskil. A wedding song.
1 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.
2 You are the most excellent of men
and your lips have been anointed with grace,
since God has blessed you forever.
3 Gird your sword upon your side, O mighty one;
clothe yourself with splendor and majesty.
4 In your majesty ride forth victoriously
in behalf of truth, humility and righteousness;
let your right hand display awesome deeds.
5 Let your sharp arrows pierce the hearts of the king’s enemies;
let the nations fall beneath your feet.
6 Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever;
a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.
7 You love righteousness and hate wickedness;
therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions
by anointing you with the oil of joy.
8 All your robes are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
from palaces adorned with ivory
the music of the strings makes you glad.
9 Daughters of kings are among your honored women;
at your right hand is the royal bride in gold of Ophir.
10 Listen, O daughter, consider and give ear:
Forget your people and your father’s house.
11 The king is enthralled by your beauty;
honor him, for he is your lord.
12 The Daughter of Tyre will come with a gift,
men of wealth will seek your favor.
13 All glorious is the princess within her chamber;
her gown is interwoven with gold.
14 In embroidered garments she is led to the king;
her virgin companions follow her
and are brought to you.
15 They are led in with joy and gladness;
they enter the palace of the king.
16 Your sons will take the place of your fathers;
you will make them princes throughout the land.
17 I will perpetuate your memory through all generations;
therefore the nations will praise you for ever and ever.