Psalms: Making the Connections
Psalm 45: The Wedding Planner
Psalms 45-48 are a collection of kingship psalms in Book Two, similar to the
grouping of the five kingship psalms (Psalms 20-24) in Book One. The
difference between these two collections involves the name for our
sovereign ruler. In Psalms 20-24, the primary name used is LORD (Yahweh),
while in Psalms 45-48 the name being emphasized is God (Elohim). This is
because Book One emphasizes the national aspects of the kingdom, while
Book Two lays stress upon the universal reign of God.
Psalm 45 is a royal wedding song. 2 Samuel 7:12-13, and 16 serve as the
background to what is taught. David’s kingdom was to be Yahweh’s
kingdom, and the climax to David’s line is the Messiah (Jesus Christ), of
whom it can be stated prophetically in 45:6 and 7 Your throne, O God, is
forever and ever . . . Therefore God, your God, has anointed you. Let’s examine
this messianic psalm together, and reflect upon God’s sovereign plan for the
Messiah, whom we know as Jesus Christ.
As We Consider The Messianic Wedding Imagery, Note That. . .
• The Bridegroom Represents God’s Messiah. (1-9)
• The Bride Represents God’s People. (10-17)