Psalm 45 is a nuptial song of a king. It may, in part, have reference to David or Solomon. But some of its statements are totally inapplicable to either, or to any other human sovereign. It surely seems to be a song of the Messiah, anticipating the Marriage Supper of the Lamb as described in Revelation 19.
Psalm 46 is called "Zion's Battle Song." It was the basis for Martin Luther's famous hymn of the Reformation, "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.".
Psalm 47 portrays our God as King, reigning in Zion. All of the Psalms give us a new glimpse into the sovereignty of God, for He is highly exalted throughout the Psalms. In this day of flippancy about sacred things, we have the marvelous privilege of advancing into the intimacy of the Lord God.
Psalm 48, like Psalm 47, portrays God as King reigning upon the throne. Verse 14 declares, "For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.".
Psalm 49 speaks of the vanity of riches, and declares that God is the owner of the earth and everything that is therein. When we give to God we are merely returning that which already belongs to Him.
Looking back for a moment at verse 10 of Psalm 46, we read, "Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth." In a day of turmoil, when people are running hurriedly to and fro, we should take time to "be still and know." We should give God time in our lives. Too many Christians become frustrated because they are too busy to take time for God. They seemingly have no time to spend in God's Word and in prayer. One of Satan's greatest tools against Christians today is his robbing them of time. Many writings of the greatest men of God indicate that the busier they were for God, the more time they spent in the Word and on their knees before Him, to prepare them for their tasks!
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