Today we read the Psalms written by the sons of Korah who were priests assigned to guard the entrance of the tabernacle and later the temple. They became musicians during the time of King David and King Solomon.
“Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him. The help of my countenance and my God.” Praising and worshiping the Lord takes you from being down and depressed to being grateful and hopeful. The Psalmist knows this as he is telling himself not to be down bc his hope is found in the Lord and praising Him will revive his spirit. This sounds similar to the blessing that Aaron gave the Israelites in the wilderness. “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.” (Numbers 6:24-26) Our soul finds rest and peace in the Lord so we need to keep our eyes on Jesus Christ at all times.
The Psalmist speaks of the coming Christ. “Oh, send out Your light and Your truth! Let them lead me.” Jesus is the coming light as He declares later in the Story. “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”” (John 8:12)
Psalm 45 is a beautiful prophecy of the coming Messiah. “You are fairer than the sons of men; grace is poured upon Your lips; therefore God has blessed You forever…And in Your majesty ride prosperously because of truth, humility, and righteousness…Your throne, O God, is forever and ever. A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom. You love righteousness and hate wickedness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You…”
We have a King that is coming once to die for us and coming again to put a final end to wickedness and establish His eternal kingdom. At the end of the Story we will read about His second coming: “Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war…and the name by which he is called is The Word of God.” (Rev 19:11-13)
Since God never breaks a promise, we can have hope in the fact that one day our Christ will come back to reign as the mighty King of the earth! Therefore the Psalmist can confidently tell us to “Be still and know that I am God”.