Thursday, December 22, 2011

Psalm 45 - Our King

LINK: Psalm 45

BACKGROUND 

This psalm is a wedding song. It celebrates the wedding of a mighty king. Some believe it was for Solomon. It was written by the sons of Korah, a musical family from the Levites (Exodus 6:24).  

The Scarlet Thread of Redemption

This psalm is also a termed a "Messianic psalm" because it prophesies of Christ the Messiah and His bride, the church (Ephesians 5:23ff; Revelations 19:6-21; 21:9; 22:17). It is believed to be about Jesus because Solomon was not a warrior (45:3-5) and the King is addressed as God (45:6). Hebrews 1:8-9 confirms it is a Messianic Psalm.  It is all about the splendor and majesty of Jesus!

REFLECTION 

My friends and I had been studying through the life of different Old Testament people. Most in the group did not know that much about Jesus. We had already gone through Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and David. When we started studying this Psalm, one of the women exclaimed, "I think this king is Jesus. Is it Jesus?"  We had not even mentioned Jesus yet.  She just knew it was about Him! The Scarlet Thread was evident to her without even knowing anything about Him.

So fun.

APPLICATION 

Worship the King and enjoy your Christmas break!

See you at the beginning of next year for the Bible Book Club Year Two: Divided Kingdom to Captivity to Return!

PRAYER

Lord God, thank You for an excellent year of reading Your Word. Help us to be transformed by it! Thank You for Jesus!  Amen. 
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