Reflection and Meaning: Psalm 45 praises the king as an ideal ruler, one who is righteous, just, and filled with grace. The psalmist extols the king’s commitment to truth, humility, and justice, which makes him worthy of divine favor. It is important because it tells us that early Christians thought that this Psalm was about Jesus! So, it does not matter that it may have been about the King of Judah. It is now about Jesus! Read about the ‘sons of Korah’ at the end of Psalm 43 in this set of psalms. Read Psalm 45: 2 – 9. How many things can you find that remind you of This Psalm shows a striking interaction between the Persons of the Trinity. “God, Your God” speaks of the Father and His position of authority over the Second Person of the Trinity. “ You ” refers to the Son. “Anointed ” has in mind the ministry and presence of the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Trinity. In the Siddur Avodas Yisrael, this Psalm is recited as a Song of the Day on Shabbat Chayei Sarah and Shabbat Pekudei. This psalm is said as a general prayer for the end of the exile and the coming of the Mashiach. Moshiach is the Hebrew word for “messiah.”. The word messiah in English means a savior or a “hoped-for deliverer.”. The word Moshiach in Hebrew actually means “anointed.”. In Biblical Hebrew, the title Moshiach was bestowed on somebody who had attained a position of nobility and greatness.. The power and person of this King. The gride of this great King and the nature of His kingdom. Really surrender to Jesus as LORD means that one gives up his own will. He has no will of his own.
Psalm 45:1-17
(For the director of music. To the tune of “Lilies.” Of the Sons of Korah. A maskil. A wedding song.)
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. You are the most excellent of men and your lips have been anointed with grace, since God has blessed you forever. Gird your sword on your side, you mighty one; clothe yourself with splendor and majesty. In your majesty ride forth victoriously in the cause of truth, humility and justice; let your right hand achieve awesome deeds. Let your sharp arrows pierce the hearts of the king’s enemies; let the nations fall beneath your feet. Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom. You love righteousness and hate wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy. All your robes are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; from palaces adorned with ivory the music of the strings makes you glad. Daughters of kings are among your honored women; at your right hand is the royal bride in gold of Ophir. Listen, daughter, and pay careful attention: Forget your people and your father’s house. Let the king be enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord.The city of Tyre will come with a gift, people of wealth will seek your favor. All glorious is the princess within her chamber; her gown is interwoven with gold. In embroidered garments she is led to the king; her virgin companions follow her, those brought to be with her. Led in with joy and gladness, they enter the palace of the king. Your sons will take the place of your fathers; you will make them princes throughout the land. I will perpetuate your memory through all generations; therefore the nations will praise you for ever and ever.