Bible Reading for JUN19: Psalms 45-49

JUNE 19

Psalm 45 is a nuptial song of a king. It may, in part, have
reference to David or Solomon. But some of its statements are
totally inapplicable to either, or to any other human sovereign. It
surely seems to be a song of the Messiah, anticipating the Marriage
Supper of the Lamb as described in Revelation 19.

Psalm 46 is called “Zion’s Battle Song.” It was the basis
for Martin Luther’s famous hymn of the Reformation, “A Mighty
Fortress Is Our God.”

Psalm 47 portrays our God as King, reigning in Zion. All of
the Psalms give us a new glimpse into the sovereignty of God, for He
is highly exalted throughout the Psalms. In this day of flippancy
about sacred things, we have the marvelous privilege of advancing
into the intimacy of the Lord God.

Psalm 48, like Psalm 47, portrays God as King reigning upon
the throne. Verse 14 declares, “For this God is our God for ever and
ever: he will be our guide even unto death.”

Psalm 49 speaks of the vanity of riches, and declares that
God is the owner of the earth and everything that is therein. When
we give to God we are merely returning that which already belongs to
Him.

Looking back for a moment at verse 10 of Psalm 46, we read,
“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the
heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” In a day of turmoil, when
people are running hurriedly to and fro, we should take time to “be
still and know.” We should give God time in our lives. Too many
Christians become frustrated because they are too busy to take time
for God. They seemingly have no time to spend in God’s Word and in
prayer. One of Satan’s greatest tools against Christians today is
his robbing them of time. Many writings of the greatest men of God
indicate that the busier they were for God, the more time they spent
in the Word and on their knees before Him, to prepare them for their
tasks!

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