Psalm 45: words of beauty and praise to the real marriage
Psalm 45 is a poem of royalty. It talks of a royal marriage and celebrates human marriage in a grandiose way. It portrays the joy of the ceremony and also prophetically describes the Glorious Kingdom of God. Follow the interpretation of this psalm written by the sons of Korah.
The real and sacred power of the words of Psalm 45
Read this beautiful excerpt from the psalm book with faith and attention:
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 on your side, you mighty one;
clothe yourself with splendor and majesty.
4 In your majesty ride forth victoriously
in the cause of truth, humility and justice;
let your right hand achieve 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, daughter, and pay careful attention:
Forget your people and your father’s house.
11 Let the king be enthralled by your beauty;
honor him, for he is your lord.
12 The city of Tyre will come with a gift,
people 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—
those brought to be with her.
15 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.
Interpretation of Psalm 45
In order for you to interpret the entire message of the mighty Psalm 45, the WeMystic Team provided a detailed description of each passage of this psalm, see below:
Verses 1 to 5
The context of this psalm is situated in the ancient eastern court of great wealth and opulence. The detailed description of the figure of the groom was characteristic of this type of culture, as the Valiant. At this time, in the Middle East, the king should be a great warrior to be a great ruler; the model to be followed in Israel was David, the champion who defeated the giant Goliath. The mighty is mentioned in a messianic way, with glory and majesty. The victories achieved by the king’s hands would be a symbol of the later works of Jesus the Savior.
Verses 6 to 9
These passages from Psalm 45 show the messianic orientation of this poem. Here the King is called God, for it was God who anointed him. The verses speak of the interaction between Father and Son, and both are called God, and this confirms the Divinity of Jesus Christ.
In Old Testament times, a particular person was chosen to serve God, the Anointed One. This person should have unique dresses or incredibly clean and magnificent priestly robes.
The king would be surrounded by radiant women with the prominence of the true queen, rich and precious robes and gold. It is a scene that portrays the sky, with Christ as The groom and the Church as the Bride. Ofir, a place probably situated in southern Arabia or the East Coast of Africa was a place known as a fine gold source.
Verses 10 to 17
The beautiful bride leaves her family to now integrate the family of her husband and king. She must worship him, pay homage to him. Her wedding dress was an embroidered dress of immense beauty; at this time, the bride’s dress expressed the wealth of her family and the pride and love they had for her.
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