O. T. #1235 "We got a Wedding to Attend"
July 3, 2018
LET IT GLOW
How many people watched the weddings of Queen Elizabeth's grandsons? They were so elaborate and like a fairytale wedding. How many of us got a special invitation to them? They compare to nothing like the one coming in heaven, when we are invited to the marriage of the King Jesus and His church. I can only imagine.
Well, today's song was sung by the Levitical musicians and written by the sons of Korah. It is entitled
"The Marriage of the King."
Falwell described it as "a heavenly wedding song rejoicing in the union of Christ the Bridegroom and His bride the church.
Since we believers are invited and will be present, shall we see what takes place?
First, in verse 1a, the word inditing means to bubble up; bring forth.
This writer's heart is bubbling up with excitement, so much that he cannot contain himself as he speaks good things of his king. He considers himself merely as an instrument of the mind of God, as his tongue is the pen of a ready writer. (verse 1b)
This psalm was a wedding hymn, which would ordinarily be sung at a royal wedding. Spiritually speaking, we see the marriage of the Lord Jesus Christ as the Bridegroom to His bride, the church. How exciting it will be when we are an honored guest in heaven, a daughter or son of the King. Our excitement just imagining it should cause some bubbling up within us right now.
LET IT GROW
Are you ready? The requirement is a white robe. That's all.We obtain it by being washed in the blood of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, as Revelation 7:13-14 tells us.
Have you ever taken a moment, sat down, confessed your sins, asking Jesus to forgive you, believe He is the Savior who died for you to give you eternal life? He took our place so we don't have to pay for our sins, What love! If not, you can do it now.
LET IT GO
Jesus, You are such a loving and awesome King.