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Psalms 45

F.B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' CommentaryMeyer's Commentary

Verses 1-17

the King’s Wedding Song

Psalms 45:1-17

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 Hebrews 1:8 . See also Ephesians 5:23 ; Revelation 19:7 . What wonder that the psalmist’s heart overflowed! It was bubbling up with good matter! His work was for a King! See Psalms 45:1 , R.V., margin.

The Warrior, Psalms 45:2-5 . The Word of God rides forth to war, followed by the armies of heaven. See Revelation 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, Psalms 45:6-8 . The oil of gladness is the anointing of the Holy Spirit, which we also may share. See 1 John 2:20 ; 1 John 2:27 . The Bridegroom, Psalms 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! Matthew 7:22-23 .

Bibliographical Information
Meyer, Frederick Brotherton. "Commentary on Psalms 45". "F. B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/fbm/psalms-45.html. 1914.
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