The Gracious Tongue
Praise The Lord
Tpm Morning Manna
Tuesday, 17 Nov 2020
The Gracious Tongue…..!!!
“Thou art fairer than the children of men: [For] grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever” ( Psa 45:2).
Many do not realise the blessed truth that the more grace a man has in his mouth while on earth the more the beauty of his resurrected body will be. If you have a bad mouth you will have an ugly body after resurrection. Remember, that body is going to be eternal! God blessing a man for ever also depends on the grace poured into his lips.
The next verse is more insightful and revealing: “Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, o most almighty,, with the glory and thy majesty”( Psa 45:3). A saint who has grace poured into his lips will find his tongue to be like a two edged sword ( the word of God), and he will be most mighty, crowned with glory and majesty! Does this also prove that if you have a foul mouth, you are bound to be most weak and filled with shame and misery?
About Jesus it is stated that gracious words proceeded out of his mouth (Luk: 4:22). “His mouth is most sweet: yea, therefore he is altogether lovely” ( S.S. 5:16). The reasons the officers gave to the pharisees for not arresting Jesus is most inspiring: “never man spake like this man”( Jn 7:45,46). Even the enemies of Christ had a testimony about the gracious words proceeded out of him.
Dear reader, in eternity, your eternal beauty and eternal blessings will depend on the grace you had in your lips.
- TPMMorning Manna
Once again this Psalm is a Maschil which is intended to
‘instruct’ or ‘make to understand’.
The revelation given to the sons of Korah flows through this Psalm just as it would flow from the pen of an experienced scribe, vs 1. The revelation is about the Messiah, Himself, who is King of kings and Lord of Lord, and who is our heavenly bridegroom too! He is described to be most handsome of all men, but not so much because of His outward beauty, for the first striking thing mentioned about Him refers to His speech, which is said to be graceful, impressive and fitting and because of which He is granted continual blessings, vs 2.
The next thing, we read about this king is in reference to His Majestic splendor and again just because He uses His sword to war for the cause of righteousness and justice, so as to accomplish mighty acts with His right hand, vs 3,4. It is for this reason that His arrows are sharp and penetrate the hearts of His enemies and so Nations fall at His feet, vs 5.
His reign is permanent because His scepter is one of justice, vs 6, and since, He is so passionate about justice and hates evil, God has anointed Him with the oil of joy, elevating Him above His companions, vs 7.
The Scriptures in Hebrews 1:8 &9 are taken from this Psalm and now we can be doubly sure that the sons of Korah were referring to the Lord Jesus Christ in this Psalm, and this was revealed to them because their ancestors stood against the sin of their fathers in years gone by, when their fathers had rebelled against Moses, Numbers 16.
This is just another example of how God reveals Himself to those who are willing to endure suffering while standing for the truth of His Word, just as Jesus promised in John 14:21,23,26.
Verse 8 speaks about the garments of this King that were perfumed with myrrh, aloes and cassia, which have to do with the preparation of anointing oil and the embalming of dead bodies, perhaps referring to the fact that the Messiah willingly died for the truth He believed in and preached, which resulted in Him bringing the fragrance of anointing and life to many, as well as, enabling Him to enter into the joy of God’s presence!
Further, they also got revelation on the bride of Christ, vs 9, who was clothed with gold, pearls and embroidered (expensive) robes, signifying Christlikeness and an abundance of spiritual giftings provided she is one who is willing to ‘forget her father’s household’ signifying her former alliance with Satan, sin the the flesh, so as to attract the King by her beauty, vs 10-14. And as the bride walks in the ‘beauty of holiness’, she too, along with her attendants and maidens, bubble with joy, as they enter into the temple of the Lord, vs 15.
And, as if that was not enough, she is given a promise that her posterity too would be made princes who would carry on the dynasty of their ancestors, just like the Korahites did, vs 16, proclaiming God’s greatness throughout the coming generations and resulting in the Nations praising God forever, vs 17! Let him who has an ear, hear!