Psalm 45

To the Chief Musician. Set to “The Lilies.” A Contemplation of the sons of Korah. A Song of Love.

1 My heart is overflowing with a good theme; I recite my composition concerning the King; my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

2 You are fairer than the sons of men; grace is poured upon Your lips; therefore God has blessed You forever.

3 Gird Your sword upon Your thigh, O Mighty One, with Your glory and Your majesty.

4 And in Your majesty ride prosperously because of truth, humility, and righteousness; and Your right hand shall teach You awesome things.

5 Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the King’s enemies; the peoples fall under You.

6 Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.

7 You love righteousness and hate wickedness; therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness more than Your companions.

8 All Your garments are scented with myrrh and aloes and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, by which they have made You glad.

9 Kings’ daughters are among Your honorable women; at Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.

10 Listen, O daughter, consider and incline your ear; forget your own people also, and your father’s house;

11 So the King will greatly desire your beauty; because He is your Lord, worship Him.

12 And the daughter of Tyre will come with a gift; the rich among the people will seek your favor.

13 The royal daughter is all glorious within the palace; her clothing is woven with gold.

14 She shall be brought to the King in robes of many colors; the virgins, her companions who follow her, shall be brought to You.

15 With gladness and rejoicing they shall be brought; they shall enter the King’s palace.

16 Instead of Your fathers shall be Your sons, whom You shall make princes in all the earth.

17 I will make Your name to be remembered in all generations; therefore the people shall praise You forever and ever.

 

Well this is a nice change from all of the “Where are you God?  Why have you abandoned us?  Why don’t you do something?  Here we have a psalm about what waits for you on the other side of all the pruning.  Here we have a picture of what it looks like when you have passed the test and enter into the season of favor.  Everywhere you go you are followed by the favor of God and the people you meet, maybe without even knowing why, treat you like a celebrity.  When this happens celebrate, give glory to God.  Take the victory lap that is offered to you, but remember who it was that truly won the victory and give credit where credit is due.  Thank God above all, but also remember to thank all of the people that God sent to support you, whether it is with prayer, encouragement, buying you lunch or a tank of gas.  In fact, live a life of generosity and thanksgiving at all times, that way it will just be automatic when the day comes and your faith is made sight, and your hope is finally brought to harvest.

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