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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.
THE KING’S WEDDING SONG
Though this psalm was probably composed to celebrate Solomon’s marriage with Pharaoh’s daughter, we must remember that it is distinctly applied to our Lord in Heb_1:8. See also Eph_5:23; Rev_19:7. What wonder that the psalmist’s heart overflowed! It was bubbling up with good matter! His work was for a King! See Psa_45:1, R.V., margin.
The Warrior, Psa_45:2-5. The Word of God rides forth to war, followed by the armies of heaven. See Rev_19:13. His glory is the Cross; His majesty is in His meekness; His prosperity, in His loyalty to truth. His arrows are tipped with love, and those who fall beneath them die that they may live. The King, Psa_45:6-8. The oil of gladness is the anointing of the Holy Spirit, which we also may share. See 1Jn_2:20; 1Jn_2:27. The Bridegroom, Psa_45:9-17. Clad in glistening raiment, the Church stands by her Lord, who claims her love and loyalty. But these are not inconsistent claims! By nature she was without beauty or dower; but she has won both in Him. See to it that you are not missing at that wedding-feast! Mat_7:22-23.