TLIC Psalms. April 5. The Princess.

Read Psalm 45:10-17. 10Hear, O daughter, and consider, and incline your ear: forget your people and your father’s house, 11and the king will desire your beauty. Since he is your lord, bow to him. 12The people of Tyre will seek your favor with gifts, the richest of the people. 13All glorious is the princess in her chamber, with robes interwoven with gold. 14In many-colored robes she is led to the king, with her virgin companions following behind her. 15With joy and gladness they are led along as they enter the palace of the king. 16In place of your fathers shall be your sons; you will make them princes in all the earth. 17I will cause your name to be remembered in all generations; therefore, nations will praise you forever and ever.

The psalmist moves the wedding song from the king-groom to the princess-bride. The church should find herself in these words. Desired by the groom for our beauty. Bowing to him as lord, and in the process gaining everything that is his. Dignity, honor, strength, inheritance, wealth, and joy.

Paul likely had this psalm in mind when he wrote these words about the church:

2 Corinthians 11:2. For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.

In Christ, this too is your present and your future. Adorned in purity for Christ. Brought to the King by Father God. Living an eternal life full of love and honor. Is the very thought of this kind of spiritual marriage to Jesus the source of your joy and gladness? Have you been willing to let go of the old for this new beginning with him?

To live is Christ is to live glorious within the palace of Jesus our love, in colorful robes woven with the pure gold of his divine grace and mercy.

Prayer. Jesus, thank you for taking me as your bride and making me beautiful in you. May I praise you forever and ever. Amen.


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