Picking up again on the theme of our last post I discover in my meditations of the Bible’s songbook that one of the most mystical of Psalms also speaks of The King’s Throne –
“Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever.
You rule with a scepter of justice.
You love justice and hate evil.
Therefore God, your God, has anointed you,
pouring out the oil of joy on you more than on anyone else.”
Psalm 45: 6 & 7 (NLT)
For generations commentators have struggled with and disagreed as to the identity of the person written about by the descendants of Korah in Psalm 45. Was it Solomon again as in the Song of Songs or David or an unknown personality? Opinions differ. However most agree that, whoever the subject, the Psalm is a deeply mystical and prophetic love song – pointing ultimately to the Messiah King – Yeshua [The Lord Is Salvation].
Ultimately I personally do not think the historic subject of the song is terribly important – but far beyond importance is The King that the mystical love song points to! It is a song not only to be read or sung – but one we need to drink and allow to intoxicate us!
As we noted in our last post the Throne of The King in the Song of Songs is “inlaid with love” – in other words love is its foundation and the strength of its structure. The wise man of Proverbs further notes –
“Love and truth keep a king safe. Faithful love makes his throne secure.”
But truth and love must find expression – they are not inert – in fact this throne it is a throne of power! But the power which issues from this throne is not the power we have come to expect from the dictators of this world – but an authority which expresses itself in justice for all –
“You will rule your kingdom with a scepter of justice.
You have loved what is right and hated what is evil.”
The ruler of this throne we discover is also a “Mighty Warrior” who will –
Ride on in splendor; ride into battle victorious,
for the sake of truth, humility, and justice.
This is our King – True, Humble and Just! And once more in this he calls on us to follow him. So in all of our dealings with God, with one another and in our world may our love be faithful, may we walk always in the truth with all humility and in every life situation seek and defend the cause of justice.
“Then we will no longer be like children, tossed around here and there upon ocean waves, picked up by every gust of religious teaching spoken by liars or swindlers or deceivers. Instead, by truth spoken in love, we are to grow in every way into Him — the Anointed One, The Head.”
Ephesians 4:14 – 15 [The Voice]