Psalms – Prayers of Honesty
Psalm 45 prince
There was a man who had everything along with nobility. He was a prince destined to be king. He went on a search for a bride to rule with him. As he rode through the countryside, he stopped in a village where he met a beautiful peasant girl. She was attracted to him. He was attracted to her immediately. Love was evident. He was wild for her and she was in love and in awe of him. He immediately put his ring on her finger as a sign of his love.
He then told her, I have to go away for a little while, but I am coming back soon for you. She told him she was willing to wait for her love. But as days past, the young bride’s behavior didn’t match the love she vowed to her groom. Her family and the townspeople didn’t even know she had met someone much less about the commitment to love. She never talked about him. After their first encounter, she forgot she even knew him! She began to date other men. Her life was not the same. She forgot and lost her first love.
Wow. We think HOW could that happen between a man who has it all and a woman who has little? How could the young girl’s head be turned so easily? But isn’t that the way of the church (people, not building) these days? Sometimes our behavior does not match what we say we believe of the One we are committed to love.
What are you (church as the bride) doing in the WAIT for your bridegroom (Jesus) who is “wild for you”? Who gave His life for you?
I think of this as we read the next prayer-psalm, a wedding song, that is a prophetic telling of the coming of Jesus Christ our Lord, Savior…and Groom who is coming back to claim His own.
Psalm 45, The Message
A Wedding Song of the Sons of Korah
Psalm 45 ringMy heart bursts its banks,
spilling beauty and goodness.
I pour it out in a poem to the king,
shaping the river into words:
2-4 “You’re the handsomest of men;
every word from your lips is sheer grace,
and God has blessed you, blessed you so much.
Strap your sword to your side, warrior!
Accept praise! Accept due honor!
Ride majestically! Ride triumphantly!
Ride on the side of truth!
Ride for the righteous meek!
4-5 “Your instructions are glow-in-the-dark;
you shoot sharp arrows
Into enemy hearts; the king’s
foes lie down in the dust, beaten.
Psalm 45 bride of Christ.jpg6-7 “Your throne is God’s throne,
ever and always;
The scepter of your royal rule
measures right living.
You love the right
and hate the wrong.
And that is why God, your very own God,
poured fragrant oil on your head,
Marking you out as king
from among your dear companions.
8-9 “Your ozone-drenched garments
are fragrant with mountain breeze.
Chamber music—from the throne room—
makes you want to dance.
Kings’ daughters are maids in your court,
the Bride glittering with golden jewelry.
10-12 “Now listen, daughter, don’t miss a word:
forget your country, put your home behind you.
Be here—the king is wild for you.
Since he’s your lord, adore him.
Wedding gifts pour in from Tyre;
rich guests shower you with presents.”
Psalm 45 royal13-15 (Her wedding dress is dazzling,
lined with gold by the weavers;
All her dresses and robes
are woven with gold.
She is led to the king,
followed by her virgin companions.
A procession of joy and laughter!
a grand entrance to the king’s palace!)
16-17 “Set your mind now on sons—
don’t dote on father and grandfather.
You’ll set your sons up as princes
all over the earth.
I’ll make you famous for generations;
you’ll be the talk of the town
for a long, long time.”
The ultimate message is about Jesus Christ and His bride, the church (Eph. 5:23; Rev. 19:6-21; 22:17). The writer presents four pictures of our Lord and in so doing also described His bride.
1. The Gracious Son of Man (vv. 1-2).
2. The Victorious Warrior (vv. 3-5).
3. The Righteous King (vv. 6-7a).
4. The Glorious Bridegroom (vv. 7b-17).
This is a song for the heart from the heart of an inspired and excited writer. His heart was “bubbling over” with his theme, for it is the greatest theme in the universe: the glories of the Son of God. Jesus endured the cross “for the joy that was set before him” (Heb. 12:2), which was the joy of presenting His bride to the Father in glory (John 17:24). It is the work of the Holy Spirit to glorify Jesus Christ in this world (John 16:14), and He inspired this writer to do just that. The King described in this psalm is both God (v. 6) and man (v. 2), and that can only be Jesus.
Psalm 45 talk of the townHEART CHECK:
Is Jesus the talk of our town?
Is Jesus the One we love most?
We have help as God transforms us to be more like Jesus.
Does God’s Word, with the Holy Spirit’s guidance, drive our behavior?
Who (or what) is our first love?
What or Who guides our every thought, word and action?
Are we ready to meet Him when He comes?
EVEN SO COME…By Chris Tomlin
All of creation
All of the earth
Make straight a highway
A path for the Lord
Jesus is coming soon
Call back the sinner
Wake up the saint
Let every nation shout of Your fame
Jesus is coming soon
Like a bride waiting for her groom
We’ll be a Church ready for You
Every heart longing for our King
We sing “even so come”
Lord Jesus, come
Even so come
Lord Jesus, come
There will be justice, all will be new
Your name forever, faithful and true
Jesus is coming soon
Oh, like a bride waiting for her groom
We’ll be a Church ready for You
Every heart longing for our King
We sing “even so come”
Lord Jesus, come
Even so come
Lord Jesus, come
So we wait
We wait for You
God, we wait
You’re coming soon…
In Jesus Name, Amen

About randscallawayffm

Randy and Susan co founded Finding Focus Ministries in 2006. Their goal as former full time pastors, is to serve and provide spiritual encouragement and focus to those on the "front lines" of ministry. Extensive experience being on both sides of ministry, paid and volunteer, on the mission fields of other countries as well as the United States, helps them bring a different perspective to those who need it most. Need a lift? Call us 260 229 2276.
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