The Messiah and King (Psalm 45 – 46)

The Sons of Korah write about the great King, the Messiah.  The writer speaks of the majesty and beauty of God.  He is portrayed as a military conqueror, a righteous ruler, a gloriously dressed man, and an object of desire.  Daughters are encouraged to seek after Him.  This image of the King is indicative of His role as Messiah.

The next psalm, also by the Sons of Korah, also speaks of God in glowing terms.  It bears quoting here:

Psalm 46:1–11 (NKJV)

1 God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
3 Though its waters roar and be troubled,
Though the mountains shake with its swelling.
4 There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God,
The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.
5 God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved;
God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.
6 The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved;
He uttered His voice, the earth melted.

7 The LORD of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge.

8 Come, behold the works of the LORD,
Who has made desolations in the earth.
9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;
He burns the chariot in the fire.

10 Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!

11 The LORD of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge.

This ode to the greatness of God is a powerful message of hope and faith.  God is great, and He is present.  He is greater than the earth.  He controls nature, nations, and armies, and tells us to stop struggling, stand still, and see His exaltation.

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