Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 45:1-17. Psalm 45 is written to the Chief Musician upon Shoshannim, which is a lily. This represents Christ as the Lily of the Valley. It is a psalm of the sons of Korah. It is a wedding song (song of loves). This psalm is considered a Messianic Psalm, which means it refers to Jesus. This Scripture speaks of a queen and king – royalty representing Christ, the King, who comes to His bride, the church, represented by the Queen.
God’s throne is forever; He is anointed with the oil of gladness because He loves righteousness and hates wickedness. He came that we might have joy. These Scriptures are referred to in Hebrews 1 and Revelation 19.
Who is Jesus? Jesus is the Son of God. Jesus is considered to be the Bridegroom of the Church. How does He look at us as His bride? Believers are considered to be the bride of Christ. If you are a believer you are His bride. He loves you. He wants to spend time with you. In the same way we miss Him if we don’t spend time with Him, He misses us. He desires to have an intimate relationship with you.
Notice how the Scripture talks about the queen being adorned for the king. As Christians we should adorn ourselves with praise, truth, and righteousness. We need to prepare for the bridegroom’s coming. We need to worship and praise Him. We need to listen for His voice.
In the last verse the psalmist says, “I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever.”
When a man chooses his bride, it’s because he loves her. She is beautiful to him. We are chosen by Christ to be His bride. We should do what we can to make God’s name known for generations and lift up His praises throughout the ages.
Daily Bible Reading:
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.
2 Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
3 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty.
4 And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.
5 Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king’s enemies; whereby the people fall under thee.
6 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.
7 Thou lovest righteousness, hathand hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
8 All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.
9 Kings’ daughters were among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.
10 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father’s house;
11 So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him.
12 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall intreat thy favour.
13 The king’s daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.
14 She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee.
15 With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king’s palace.
16 Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.
17 I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever.
Things to think about:
- Are you prepared to enter into the king’s palace?
- Have you accepted Jesus as your king?
- How can we prepare for His coming?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank You for this Scripture. We thank You for Your Son, Jesus. Help us to love righteousness and hate wickedness as You do. As Your bride, help us to get ready for the time when You come back for us. Help us to love, honor and praise You. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen
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About the book:
The Book of Psalms: Part 2 Chapters 31-60 by Deborah H. Bateman is 27th book in the Daily Bible Reading Series. The book of Psalms contains 150 chapters. Deborah divided The Book of Psalms into five books to make it easier to read and study. Each book will contain approximately thirty chapters from the book of Psalms.
Psalm 119 will not be included in The Book of Psalms since Deborah has already published a book about it called: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet. The book of Psalms is one of Deborah’s favorite books of the Bible. It is a great book to read if you’re ever feeling down or need to renew your relationship with Christ. King David went through a lot of tough times in his lifetime, but he loved God and trusted God to protect him from his enemies.
The book of Psalms was written by various people. About half of it was attributed to King David, whether they were written by David or for David is questioned by some biblical scholars. Some of the Psalms were written by Asaph and some say they were written for the sons of Korah and even Moses and Solomon were writers of the Psalms. The Psalms consists of poetry that was primarily meant to be used as songs of praise to the Lord.
The Book of Psalms: Part 2 Chapters 31-60 contains thirty-five Daily Bible Reading Lessons. Each lesson contains a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions for contemplation or discussion, and a prayer of the day. It is a great Bible study for individuals or group studies.
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