Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Oh, What a Wonder

"The king is enthralled by your beauty" (Psalm 45:11).

Psalm 45 is a love song, written to be sung at a royal wedding.

The groom is handsome, gracious, humble, courageous, strong and good (45:2-9) He is a great king (45:11), and more... He is the eternal God: "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever. The scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness; you have loved righteousness and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions" (45:6,7) 

How odd: a God who has a God, a mystifying paradox that makes no sense apart from the incarnation. This can only be Jesus (Hebrews 1:6,7). 

The bride, a royal princess, is led to the king, "with robes interwoven with gold, in embroidered garments," filled with joy at the promise that she will be joined to her loved one forever (45:13-15). 

The groom is smitten: "He is wild about you!" (45:11 The Message).

Who is the bride? Well...you and me, of course, loved to perfection by the only love that can fully and finally assuage our loneliness. 

Think about that! The High King is wild about you! Incredible! 

Oh, if there’s only one song I can sing,
When in His beauty I see the great King,
This shall my song through eternity be,
“Oh, what a wonder that Jesus loves me!"

David Roper
8.30.17

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