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Psalms 45:13-48:14

It is amazing as to what can catch my eye. I am in wonderment as to this upcoming wedding and have no idea why until I finish the rest of the story.

(Her wedding dress is dazzling,
    lined with gold by the weavers;
All her dresses and robes
    are woven with gold.
She is led to the king,
    followed by her virgin companions.
A procession of joy and laughter!
    a grand entrance to the king’s palace!) – Psalm 45:13-15 MSG

I am sure this has to do something with the Church and all I could find was this quote from Spurgeon that made sense.

“In one sense they are a part of the church, but for the sake of the imagery they are represented as maids of honour; and, though the figure may seem incongruous, they are represented as brought to the King with the same loving familiarity as the bride, because the true servants of the church are of the church, and partake in all her happiness.”

There is so much honour and joy at this wedding – I am not too sure if I can take this all the way back to how God presented Eve to Adam, but it makes for interesting thought. I thought too that it is just not anyone invited to be in the king’s presence or that gets into his palace. The kind of people that get invited are those who honour him.

I’ll make you famous for generations;
    you’ll be the talk of the town
    for a long, long time. – Psalm 45:17 MSG

These kinds of people will be invited – which begs the question for me that Boice asks.

“Are we doing as the psalmist did? Do we praise him who has purchased us to himself to be his bride? Are we working to see that the nations come to honor him as well?”

I think it is fair for me to challenge myself that honouring Jesus here on earth is the same that I will be doing when I am in heaven where I will see His glory, and where I will be praising Him. This is where I come into the wedding story – I can look forward with incredible anticipation to my union with Him and my glorious future with Him. I will be joined with others who will honour His name throughout eternity.

Father, I love these images that You have inserted into the Old Testament that have incredible meaning in the New. Thank you for speaking into my world today and reminding me on what honour looks like in an engagement and at a wedding. I am encouraged to be faithful and am encouraged to persevere. I am blessed to have been called by You and with that I bring You my praise and worship.

Erwin (evanlaar)

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