Posted: October 13,2008
We return again to Psalm 45, which is called, in
our Bible ‘A Song Of Loves’. It is a Psalm that speaks of a
future love between Christ and His Church, the Bridegroom and His Bride,
and the husband and his wife. We have already studied in verses 1-8 ‘The
Royal Bridegroom Described’. This week we will step into verses
9-17 which is ‘The Righteous Bride Described’.
We want to study verses 9-10 this week
which says, “Kings’ daughters were among thy
honourable women: upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of
Ophir. Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget
also thine own people, and thy father’s house;” I have entitled
this section ‘The Position Of The Righteous Bride’.
In these verses the Psalmist looks
ahead in time and sees the Bride from a heavenly view. The phrase in
verse 9 “Kings’ daughter…” is always a picture of His people, His
chosen, and His church. He always refers to the church in a feminine
gender. She is always the weaker vessel. The Church is the one who
testifies to the fact of without ‘Him’ we (the church) can do
nothing. I bless the day even as a man I was placed in this feminine
gender group called the ‘Kings’ Daughter’ or the Church.
I find from this text the ride is in ‘A
Lofty Position’. They were called in verse 9 the ‘honourable
women’. God will place the bride of His Son in a honourable place.
The word ‘honourable’ means valuable, purchased at a costly
price, precious, prized, rare, and of a heavy weighty value. Our
position as Christ’ bride is not a common position but is truly a lofty
place with Him.
We find in verse 9 that this was ‘A
Loving Position’. The text says we find this woman “…upon thy
right hand did stand the queen…” This is certainly a position of
love. We find the church is seen upon His right hand as a gracious
picture beyond belief. The right hand is a hand of power, the hand that
sustains and the hand of embrace. We find this woman, this queen, the
picture of us the church upon His arm. The word ‘upon’ means to
be along side and resting upon the Highest God of all gods. I am
reminded as a part of the bride, He has loved us with an everlasting
love. He tells us in the Old Testament that with loving-kindness He
drew us to Himself. We only love Him because He first loved us.
Through out eternity we will bask in His eternal love and the fact its
depths can never be reached in this world or the one to come.
We find in verse 9 that we are in ‘A
Likeness Position’. The queen is found in the “…gold of Ophir.”
This gold is the most pure and refined gold of David’s day. We will
stand before Him as refined gold with all the dross and sin removed. We
will be like Him. John told us in his epistle “…and it doth not yet
appear what we shall be; but we know that when He shall appear we shall
be like Him…” What a blessed truth to know that all the refining
fires of trouble that we find ourselves in will one day be worth it
In verse 10 we find a position of the
queen of being a place of ‘An Undivided Attention’. She is asked
by the King to ‘hearken’, ‘consider’, and ‘incline’
the ears. This speaks volumes about giving Christ, our husband, the
undivided attention. All through eternity I will give Him and Him alone
In verse 10b we find a position of ‘An
Undivided Allegiance’. We are asked to forget our people and
father’s house. This truth is brought up in our earthly walk in Luke
9. One came to ask the Lord ‘Let me first bury my father before
I follow thee’. Another asks ‘Let me first tell my people goodbye
before I follow thee’. Our Lord is not hard hearted toward funerals and
goodbyes but a ‘me first’ mentality. It is in the heavens when
we stand as His eternal wife that nothing of our family or people will
matter. It will be worth it all when we see ‘Him’ face to face.
All else, family or friend, will pale in compassion to being with Him