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  • Psalm 45; 47; 48; 87; 110

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Psalm 45

The Messiah is the most excellent of men. His lips have been anointed with grace, since GOD has blessed Him forever. GOD's throne will last forever, a scepter of justice will be the scepter of His kingdom. The Messiah loves righteousness and hates wickedness, therefore GOD—His God—has set Him above His companions by anointing Him with the oil of joy. The Messiah's robes are fragrant with myrrh, aloes, and cassia, from ivory palaces the music of stringed instruments makes Him glad. Daughters of kings are among His honored women, and His royal bride is at His right hand.

Psalm 47

How awesome is the LORD Most High, the great King over all the earth! He subdued nations under us, peoples under our feet. He chose our inheritance for us, the pride of Jacob, whom He loved. GOD has ascended amid shouts of joy, the LORD amid the sounding of trumpets. GOD is King over all the earth. He reigns over the nations. He is seated on His holy throne. The kings of earth belong to GOD—He is highly exalted.

Psalm 48

Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise. He is the Great King! He is in the citadels of Zion; He is her fortress. GOD is the LORD Almighty. He makes Jerusalem secure forever. His love is unfailing. His praise reaches to the ends of the earth, and His right hand is filled with righteousness. Zion rejoices and the villages of Judah are glad because of GOD's judgments. This God is our GOD forever and ever; He will be our Guide to the end.

Psalm 87

The LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. It will be said that the Most High will establish Zion.

Psalm 110

The LORD said to the Messiah: "Sit at My right hand until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet." The LORD will extend the Messiah's mighty scepter from Zion; the Messiah will rule in the midst of His enemies. His troops will be willing on the day of battle. GOD has sworn and will not change His mind: "[The Messiah is] a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek." The LORD is at the Messiah's right hand. He will crush kings on the day of His wrath. He will judge the nations, heaping up the dead and crushing the rulers of the whole earth. He will drink from a brook beside the way; therefore He will lift up His head.

Tomorrow, we resume the historical account with Solomon becoming king.

Tim Harris
Author: Tim Harris

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