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  Bro. Tom’s Weekly Bible Study
  Week #162
Posted: October 13,2008

PSALM 45:9-10


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 all.  

            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 our attention.

            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 forever.