Psalm 45:11 “The king is enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord.”
This psalm is prophetic of Christ and the church. It is a beautiful picture of Jesus, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, and His bride, the Church. Amazingly David described this redemption story a 1000 years before Christ was born. On top of that David prophetically understood the mystery of Christ as Paul describes it in Ephesians more clearly than Jesus’ disciples did when He walked with them.
The psalm describes our position in relation to Christ and the intimacy involved. He is enthralled with us. He is captivated with us. This is so important to know. We are special to Him. Our enemy constantly tries to undermine this relationship we have with God. He succeeded with Eve in the garden and often he is successful questioning our position with God. It seems silly to think we can be so easily shaken in our confidence in Him. But we are.
Knowing we can be shaken is as important as knowing our position in Christ. If we start to feel inadequate or alone or not anointed, we can recognise this is a lie! The truth is: Jesus is enthralled with us. If we actually aren’t adequate or anointed, the enemy wouldn’t bother to challenge us on something that is true. If it is true then we are no threat to his kingdom. He is a liar. He only accuses us as failing in the very areas we are succeeding in. If he can get us to relinquish our position in Him, he has succeeded in disempowering us as he did Eve.
As David understood a millennium before Christ, as Paul understood within years of His resurrection so we can understand today that we are the Bride of Christ and He is enthralled with us. He will honour His bride as she honours Him.
Prayer: “Lord, I thank you that you planned our redemption before the foundations of the world were laid. Your Son came to take my sin and to restore me to a loving relationship with You. Thank You that You are enthralled with me and that You will never leave me nor forsake me no matter what the Liar says to me. I am Yours and You are mine. Amen!”