A young man once went to see Dr. Harry Ironside to confess a fault. “I’m loving my wife too much!”
he told the well-known Bible teacher. “In fact, I’ve put her on such a high plane, I fear it’s sinful.” “Do
you think you love your wife more than Christ lo … More
Most Bible scholars agree that this Psalm was originally the marriage hymn of some Jewish king. A description is given of the bridegroom (vv. 1-9) and (vv. 10-17) pertain to the bride. In order to understand this psalm we need to know that in ancient Israelite weddings the man was considered more important than the woman. He dressed elaborately. All the guests waited to see his clothing and his attendants. When the grand march played it was for his arrival and not the brides. This is a complete reversal of what we do today.
The author of this Psalm is sort of like the editor of the social page of a newspaper and his big story is this royal wedding. He is so overjoyed with the opportunity to speak good things of His king that he cannot contain himself (vv. 1-2). A brief caption of each of the following verses is:
Many Bible scholars make a comparison of this Psalm to the second coming of Christ. They say that the spiritual eye will see Jesus Christ the Lord in this Psalm and His marriage as the Bridegroom to the bride, His Church.
I am looking forward to the Lord’s return with great anticipation? He could come even today.
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Psalms 42:1-8Longing For The Living God
Psalms 42:9-11David Questions God as to Why He Has to Suffer
Psalms 43:1-5David Prayed For Vindication From His Enemies
Psalms 44:1-8The Historic Faith of The Nation
Psalms 44:9-16The Humiliation Defeat of The Nation
Psalms 44:17-26The Prayer For Victory
Psalms 45:1-9Praise For The Royal Bridegroom
Psalms 45:10-17Advice For The Bride of The King
Psalms 46:1-7God’s Presence Makes Zion Secure
Psalms 46:8-11God Will be Exalted Throughout The Earth
Psalms 47:1-9The Lord Rules Over The Earth
Psalms 48:1-8Jerusalem is Greatly to be Praised
Psalms 48:9-14The People Are Invited to Rejoice in God