Praise Forever

“Under your fathers will be your sons; you will male them princes in all the earth. I will cause your name to be remembered in all the generations forever. Therefore their people will praise you forever and ever.”

(Psalm 45:17-18 {verses 16-17 in English})

Psalm 117 calls the nations to praise God because God has been faithful to his own people (a contrast to the faithlessness of idols!). Here we see a similar notion. Here the bride has made herself ready, is presented to the Son — who is the King of all Kings — and there is promise and blessing that there will be many who will follow in the line of the Lord, seated alongside the king ruling over creation. Indeed, our Messiah is the firstborn amongst many. And the world will remember God’s goodness to his own forever.

Yet, as we close this wedding song…this song of praise that anticipates the wedding of the Lamb. Let us also not forget the goodness of God towards us in the here and now. Let us not forget that we too are called to rule beside Christ as princes in the Father’s house, as we take dominion of this world through the proclamation of the Gospel. Let us not forget to sing praise to our God for His goodness and praise Him forever.

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