forgetting our past


forgetting our past

Psalm 45:10-17 (JDV)

Psalm 45:10 Listen, daughter, focus and consider: forget your people and your father’s house,
Psalm 45:11 and the king will desire your beauty. Bow down to him, because he is your lord.
Psalm 45:12 The daughter of Tyre, the wealthy people, will seek your favor with gifts.
Psalm 45:13 In her chamber, the royal daughter is all glorious, her clothing embroidered with gold.
Psalm 45:14 In colorful garments she is led to the king; after her, the virgins, her companions, are brought to you.
Psalm 45:15 They are led in with gladness and celebrating; they enter the king’s palace.
Psalm 45:16 Your sons will succeed your ancestors; you will make them princes throughout the land.
Psalm 45:17 I will cause your name to be remembered for all generations; therefore the peoples will praise you permanently and always.

forgetting our past

These first words in the psalm are mostly addressed to the newly crowned king, praising him because God has blessed him with greatness. But these later verses are addressed to the king’s bride. She is advised to forget her people and her father’s house, because in place of her fathers shall be her sons. There is a lesson for those of us who are the bride of king Jesus as well. We need to let go of the baggage of the past, and concentrate on the joy that awaits us. Our future is what the marriage is all about.

LORD, help us to forget what is behind, and press on to the joy that awaits us.

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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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