Psalm 45

“Therefore nations will praise you forever and ever” (v17).  This psalm celebrates a king and his royal marriage (v8-10), describing what all people want from their leader: strength, justice, and victory (v4).  The author of Hebrews realized that in celebrating greatness, even this psalm points toward the Messiah, our ultimate Leader: “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever” (v6 and Hebrews 1:8-9); He is only one who perfectly upholds “truth and meekness and righteousness” (v4).

“Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the king’s enemies” (v5).  Our King Jesus lived humbly and conquered the enemies of sin and death by giving His life; He rescued us through sacrifice.