Psalms Chapter 45
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1 (To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, for the sons of Korah, Maschil, A Song of loves.) My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
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Matthew Henry's Psalms Chapter 45 Bible commentary...
This psalm is a prophecy of Messiah the Prince, and points to him as a Bridegroom espousing the church to himself, and as a King ruling in it, and for it.
1-5 The psalmist's tongue was guided by the Spirit of God, as the pen is by the hand of a ready writer. This psalm is touching the King Jesus, his kingdom and government. It is a shame that this good matter is not more the subject of our discourse. There is more in Christ to engage our love, than there is or can be in any creature. This world and its charms are ready to draw away our hearts from Christ; therefore we are concerned to understand how much more worthy he is of our love. By his word, his promise, his gospel, the good will of God is made known to us, and the good work of God is begun and carried on in us. The psalmist, ver. #3-5|, joyfully foretells the progress and success of the Messiah. The arrows of conviction are very terrible in the hearts of sinners, till they are humbled and reconciled; but the arrows of vengeance will be more so to his enemies who refuse to submit. All who have seen his glory and tasted his grace, rejoice to see him, by his word and Spirit, bring enemies and strangers under his dominion.
6-9 The throne of this almighty King is established for ever. While the Holy Spirit leads Christ's people to look to his cross, he teaches them to see the evil of sin and the beauty of holiness; so that none of them can feel encouragement to continue in sin. The Mediator is God, else he had been neither able to do the Mediator's work, nor fit to wear the Mediator's crown. God the Father, as his God in respect to his human nature and mediatorial offices, has given to him the Holy Spirit without measure. Thus anointed to be a Prophet, Priest, and King, Christ has pre-eminence in the gladdening gifts and graces of the spirit, and from his fulness communicates them to his brethren in human nature. The Spirit is called the oil of gladness, because of the delight wherewith Christ was filled, in carrying on his undertakings. The salvation of sinners is the joy of angels, much more of the Son. And in proportion as we are conformed to his holy image, we may expect the gladdening gifts influences of the Comforter. The excellences of the Messiah, the suitableness of his offices, and the sufficiency of his grace, seem to be intended by the fragrance of his garments. The church formed of true believers, is here compared to the queen, whom, by an everlasting covenant, the Lord Jesus has betrothed to himself. This is the bride, the Lamb's wife, whose graces are compared to fine linen, for their purity; to gold, for their costliness: for as we owe our redemption, so we owe our adorning, to the precious blood of the Son of God.
10-17 If we desire to share these blessings, we must hearken to Christ's word. We must forget our carnal and sinful attachments and pursuits. He must be our Lord as well as our Saviour; all idols must be thrown away, that we may give him our whole heart. And here is good encouragement, thus to break off from former alliances. The beauty of holiness, both on the church and on particular believers, is, in the sight of Christ, of great price, and very amiable. The work of grace is the workmanship of the Spirit, it is the image of Christ upon the soul, a partaking of the Divine nature. It is clear of all sin, there is none in it, nor any comes from it. There is nothing glorious in the old man or corrupt nature; but in the new man, or work of grace upon the soul, every thing is glorious. The robe of Christ's righteousness, which he has wrought out for his church, the Father imputes unto her, and bestows upon her. None are brought to Christ, but those whom the Father brings. This notes the conversion of souls to him. The robe of righteousness, and garments of salvation, the change of raiment Christ has put upon her. Such as strictly cleave to Christ, loving him in singleness of heart, are companions of the bride, who partake of the very same grace, enjoy the same privileges, and share in one common salvation. These, every one, shall be brought to the King; not one lost or left behind. Instead of the Old Testament church, there shall be a New Testament church, a Gentile church. In the believing hope of our everlasting happiness in the other world, let us always keep up the remembrance of Christ, as our only way thither; and transmit the remembrance of him to succeeding generations, that his name may endure for ever.
Sue's Psalms Chapter 45 comment on 4/01/2013, 11:32am...
The Lord is leading me to fix this temple. He began by healing a torn rotator cuff and then convicted me about being so sedentary and allowing the temple to be in such disrepair. Becoming the beautiful queen of this psalm is my goal.... to have a temple worthy of his dwelling.
Harry, move beyond the vail into the Holy of Holies, and seek him first. His righteousness will clothe you and his spirit will bring the changes to your life as the Lord continues to sanctify and bring you to perfection (wholeness) in Christ. If you feel like you are beating yourself up, your guilt is false and a lie. Conviction from the Holy Spirit is always brought with grace to become what God wants you to be.
God bless you with a crown of lovingkindness and grace.
Timothy Wayne George's Psalms Chapter 45 comment about verse 8 on 3/17/2013, 9:06am...
Jesus left the ivory palaces of heaven, to come to this earth, and received gifts of gold, myrrh, aloes, and cassia to do the Father's will. He humbled Himself to death on the cross, and rose the third day victorious over sin and death. Wherefore God has exalted Him above all His fellows, because He loved righteousness, and hated wickedness. He is seated at the right hand of majesty from which He will come again to judge the living, and the dead. We sing with stringed instruments that have made Him glad, and praise Him for all the glory that is due His name.
Oluchi's Psalms Chapter 45 comment on 9/05/2012, 12:47pm...
very awesome, made m change my mind about something, Glory be unto the Almighty One!
HARRY ALLISON's Psalms Chapter 45 comment on 5/15/2012, 3:30am...
I AM still trying to grasp the CONCEPT of living under GRACE,and clothed in JESUS RIGHTEOUSNESS.MAYBE I AM TRYING TO SAVE MYSELF BY TRYING to please JESUS by BEING OBEDIANT TO HIS COMMANDS RATHER THAN ACCEPTING HIS GRACE ?JESUS LOVES ME ......
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