Psalms 45:3-5 Gird Your sword upon Your thigh, O mighty One, / In Your majesty and Your splendor. 4 And in Your splendor ride on victoriously / Because of truth and meekness and righteousness; / And let Your right hand teach You awesome deeds. 5 Your arrows are sharp: / The peoples fall under You; / The arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.
Fellowship to help us know Christ and pursue Him
We have to admit, when we are looking at the messy earth, it is indeed hard to praise the Lord. Things around us may not be going so well. There are stories on the news that trouble us. Therefore, we have to see that the way to become one who praises the Lord all the day long is to look at HIM!. We can always review the Lord’s deeds, not only the things He has done for us in our lifetime, but also what He has accomplished on His own for all of humanity. Nothing encourages us more than to read the Bible, especially the gospels, for there, Christ manifests his victory throughout all His life and ministry. Hymn 1174, What a Victory, what a Triumph, also expresses the victory of Christ! Hallelujah, Hallelujah! We will praise unceasingly!
What a victory! What a triumph!
God Himself became a man,
Clothed Himself in human nature
To fulfill His mighty plan.
He through death destroyed the devil;
Risen now, the Son of Man!
Jesus by His human virtues
Did the subtle one arrest;
He as man withstood the tempter,
Fully passed through every test.
Now in spirit I can take Him,
All His virtues to possess.
In the Spirit of this Jesus
Is His human life so fine.
Human virtues have been added
To the Spirit all divine.
What abundance in this Spirit,
Rich supply for all mankind!
How mysterious! Yet how real!
Such a man now lives in me.
Into all my heart He’s spreading—
He, my human life, to be.
I will praise unceasingly.
Oh, what wonder! Oh, how glorious!
God in flesh is manifest.
We the members of His Body
His humanity express.
For the building of God’s dwelling
We His human life possess.
This excerpt is a helpful word that explains how Psalm 45 is a poetic prophecy of the victory of Christ.
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