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Singing Psalm 45 for unshared allegiance

Singing Psalm 45 for spoken unshared allegiance

sunrise over the ocean

What is it that you are looking for? Wisdom? Guidance? Comfort? True love? Unmatched beauty? Strength? Protection? Rescue? Honesty? Truth? Loyalty? All of it and more is found in the Lord Jesus Christ who came to earth to woo his bride. The church would have to be crazy to not want to marry him. 

Although crazy she sometimes is, her Lord’s healing touch brings her to her right mind through the Word he breathed out by the power of the Spirit of God until she is as adamant and unyielding toward any other suitor as is her amazing bridegroom.

Look at the most beautiful scene you can find. It reflects only dimly the beauty of the one who made it. Look into the eyes of the most tender, compassionate person you have ever met. The light you see there is from your God whose tenderness and compassion surpasses by far even that. Find the most peaceful, still body of water. At just the right time, the Lord will bring his bride out of the tumultuous wind and waves onto still, quiet waters, even more peaceful than that. He speaks, and her heart melts at his every word.

“My heart is stirred and overflows;

    Upon a noble theme I sing,

And, like a skillful writer’s pen,

    My tongue will speak about the King.” ~ Psalm 45:1

“Most beautiful of men,

    Your lips are full of grace;

And therefore God bestowed on You

    A blessing evermore.” ~ Psalm 45:2

Singing Psalm 45 for enduring unshared allegiance

The most glorious aspect of this marriage is that the praises of the bridegroom will forever be sung by his bride with unshared allegiance. The Lord Jesus is the most beautiful of men and brings his bride, the church, to match his inward beauty. He garnishes her with gold to signify the immense and enduring value that he attributes to her.

“O mighty One, strap on Your sword

    And clothe Yourself with majesty!

For meekness, truth and righteousness,

    Go forth and ride to victory!

Your right hand teaches awesome deeds.” ~ Psalm 45:3-4

Have you ever known anyone to break a promise? Perhaps so much so that you don’t tend to believe promises when they’re made. Breaking even one promise is something God cannot do. There is no greater comfort than taking in that truth.

“For your Maker is your husband,

        the LORD of hosts is his name;

    and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer,

        the God of the whole earth he is called.” ~ Isaiah 54:5

“And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” ~ Revelation 21:2

If when you thank God, the Lord Jesus is not found on your lips or in your heart, consider that God the Father calls his Son, God.

“Above all others, God, your God, anointed You with joy.”  ~ Psalm 45:7b

Meditate as you sing Psalm 45 giving honor to Jesus, imitating your Heavenly Father who honors his Son as God. God, the Holy Spirit likewise works to place the Lord Jesus deep within your heart as your all in all, and the angels of heaven never stop giving honor, praise, glory, worship, and adoration to God, the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. His people will one day be like the angels in heaven and are being fitted for life there as we go out and come in here.

“How sharp your arrows are;

    They pierce the King’s foes to the heart.

Beneath you nations fall.

    Your throne, O God, will last

Forever, evermore.

    The scepter of your kingdom is

A scepter that is just.” ~ Psalm 45:5-6

God the Father, gives God the Son an everlasting throne because Jesus came to earth loving righteousness and hating wickedness.

Time only increases the bride’s affection and adoration for her Lord the King. All others pale compared to this treasured relationship. 

After being given a Bible at a bus stop, I eventually left the religious system I was born into and entered into an unknown realm holding on only to the promise of a new life in the one who would forgive my sins. My newfound desire to follow the Jesus I met in the Bible made me a defector in the eyes of some family members and friends. Perhaps they hoped my love for them would surpass my love for Jesus and that their rejecting me would bring me to my senses. Yet Jesus calls his people to love him to the utmost so that your love for others and for yourself look like hate in comparison to your love for him. He calls you to count the cost. When you marry the Lord Jesus, you forsake all other suitors. Many years later, the Lord brought some of those who had formerly distained his word to love it and to follow Jesus with all their heart. Look for and await his perfect timing for him to bring all of his sheep into his fold as he uniquely woos each one.

“If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.” ~ Luke 14:26

"In her embroidered gown

She's taken to the King;

To You her maiden friends are brought

Companions following.

With gladness they are led,

As people celebrate;

They all approach the King with joy

Within His palace gate." ~ Psalm 45:14-15

Family relationships are set in a lesser light so that this one comes to the fore. Shining a brighter light on what love is, Jesus is never to be renounced, divided, or shared with other spiritual pursuits. With your mind full of Jesus, you shun the empty practice of engaging in any sort of mindfulness that subtracts him. Unshared allegiance is the trait that marks each member of his church. Jesus is the kingdom of God in her midst and is her first and only love. King Jesus protects his church, his very body, who is wholeheartedly and undividedly loyal to him as his bride.

“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. ~ Ephesians 5:31-32

In covenant, the Father calls his Son’s bride, “Daughter” for her unshared allegiance to his Son:

“Daughter, incline your ear,

    Consider well my call:

Put out of mind your father’s house,

    Forget your people all.” ~ Psalm 45:10

Singing Psalm 45 for delighted unshared allegiance

Jesus’ bride is beautiful because she perceives that he makes her a beautiful queen. She worships him who bought and redeemed her with unshared allegiance. She no longer wants to be worshiped. She no longer tries to be beautiful on her own. She no longer attempts to earn her worth in her bridegroom’s eyes and will never suffer shame. She is no longer divided in her affections. She has no desire to look back, only forward to ever-increasing, never-ending relational joy with her Husband, her Redeemer, her Lord, her King. Each member delights with unshared allegiance of getting to be a part of the bride with her bridegroom in the rich like-nothing-else kingdom of God.

“Your beauty then the King

    With great delight will see;

Because He is your Lord, bow down

    Before Him rev’rently.

I’ll cause your name to be

    In every age renowned,

And so from peoples evermore

    Your praises will abound.” ~ Psalm 45:11, 17

May 25 - 31, 2024


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