bragging about the king

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bragging about the king

Psalm 45:1 (JDV)

Psalm 45:11 My heart keeps moving to a good word as I recite my verses to a king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful scribe.

bragging about the king

It is not too hard to see how so many see this psalm as addressed to Christ. But I want to address this psalm from the standpoint of its original context. The sons of Korah are singing a song about their king, as part of their worship. As the anointed leader of their people, the king represented the special relationship with God and the model for his people in both the Davidic and Mosaic covenants. He was the example for both leaders and disciples.

When the Israelites had good things to say about their king, things just seemed better in the world.

I have two words of application for us today as we think about this psalm:

  • First, when was the last time you said something good about your leaders — in your job, in your school, in your government, in your church?
  • Secondly, — those of you who lead – when was the last time you gave someone a reason to say something good about you?

Lord, may we lead with such integrity that people are forced to brag about us.
[1] Superscription: For the choir director: according to “The Lilies.” A Maskil of the sons of Korah. A love song.

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About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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