This psalm is written about a special king and his wedding day. Who could this king be? Great honor and love is poured out to the king and princess on their day.
I find this psalm harder to read than most. Maybe it is because I’m used to seeing the psalms directed Heavenward instead of towards a person. I so readily identify with David pouring his heart out to God; both good and bad. Here, though, we see the psalmist giving praise to an earthly king.
Is it possible that this whole psalm could be speaking of Jesus? He is the eternal King. He hasn’t ridden out in military battle yet, but He WILL. He has not yet had His marriage ceremony, but He WILL. He has not been made king in an earthly coronation, but God set Him as King of kings.
Jesus called Himself “the son of man” many times. He certainly had God’s grace, His favor and His blessings. Jesus had God’s power at the ready at all times even though He didn’t avail Himself of its full potential. He demonstrated God’s power, and His own, while ministering to the people but kept it hidden when man thought He should be saving Himself.
God is preparing a marriage feast for His Son. The bride will be the church. That bride is made up of people from across the globe. I’m wondering who her attendants are. It will be an honor for them, whoever they are, but I want to be part of Jesus’ bride. NOT merely an attendant at the wedding.
This psalm though also could have been written for one of David’s sons. At first I was thinking about it being Solomon but Solomon never went out in battle. Solomon also had so many wives, picking a queen would probably have been impossible. His wives were also his greatest sin.
Could it be about Josiah, Judah’s last godly king? He walked in ALL the ways of David when it came to serving the Lord. We don’t know anything about his queen but he had to have one as he had children to carry on the line of David. Josiah did go into battle. In fact, he lost his life in his battle against Pharaoh Necho. I don’t know how many other battles he was involved in.
Whoever the king was/is, he/He was much loved! But there are still SO MANY questions I want to ask the author. Was this song sung only once, at a specific wedding feast? Or was it sung at every wedding of the kings? Who did the author REALLY have in mind for this psalm?
If this psalm was for an earthly king and not Jesus, the author is in for a surprise. Man CANNOT maintain his ‘pedestal position’ for long. Man is fallible. He will ultimately disappoint you. No matter how ‘good’ a person is, they will fail at some point. No man is beyond faults. Jesus NEVER disappoints!
Father God, I don’t want ANYONE on a pedestal in my life but You! Admiring someone for their accomplishments is OK but NOT worshiping them. I enjoy singing songs though. I enjoy singing songs to You above all others. I sing praises to Your name even if I don’t know or understand every word in them. You are WORTHY of praise!
I’m also looking forward to that special marriage supper! To be united in ‘marriage’ with Jesus is exciting! Continuing to work here on earth in the meantime is also exciting. What’s next God? And, is it time yet?