This is a beautiful Psalm that speaks of the matchless worth of the Lord Jesus Christ as the ‘King of kings, and Lord of lords.” It anticipates the day when He will reign supremely over the whole earth with His Bride at His right side. We will break down the Psalm with brief comments.

Verses 1-2: “My heart is overflowing with a good theme; I recite my composition concerning the King; my tongue is the pen of a ready writer. You are fairer than the sons of men; grace is poured upon Your lips; therefore God has blessed You forever” (NKJV). The Psalmist’s heart is filled to overflowing and is compelled to take up his pen to praise the King of kings and Lord of lords. The “King” cannot be speaking of King Solomon (as some have thought), even though his reign was glorious. No, this has to be speaking of the Lord Jesus Christ, who is “fairer than the sons of men.” Solomon himself tells us in Solomon’s Song 5:10 &16 that Christ is the “Chief among ten thousand…He is altogether lovely.”

Verses 3-5: “Gird Your sword upon Your thigh, O Mighty One, with Your glory and Your majesty. And in Your majesty ride prosperously because of truth, humility and righteousness; and Your right hand shall teach You awesome things. Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the King’s enemies; the people fall under You.” Here the Psalmist sees Christ coming as the “Warrior King” to subdue His enemies before He sits on His throne and establishes His Millennial Kingdom. Please read Revelation 19:11-21.

Verses 6-8: “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 with the oil of gladness more than Your companions. All Your garments are scented with myrrh and aloes and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, by which they have made You glad.” With Christ’s enemies defeated, He now sits upon His throne of glory! We know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that this speaks of God’s eternal Son, for verses 6-7 are quoted in Hebrews and they begin with these words, “But to THE SON He says.” God the Father is now honoring His Son by giving Him this everlasting throne! Yet it is as a Man too, for we read that God “has anointed Him with the oil of gladness MORE THAN YOUR COMPANIONS.” Philippians 2:8-11 speaks to this, “And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow…and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.”

Verses 9-15: “King’s DAUGHTERS are among Your honorable women; at Your right hand stands THE QUEEN in gold from Ophir. Listen, O daughter, consider and incline your ear; forget your own people also, and your father’s house; so the King will greatly desire your beauty; because He is your Lord, worship Him. And the daughter of Tyre will come with a gift; the rich among the people will seek your favor. The ROYAL DAUGHTER is all glorious within the palace; her clothing is woven with gold. She shall be brought to the King in robes of many colors; The VIRGINS, her COMPANIONS who follow her, shall be brought to You. With gladness and rejoicing they shall be brought; they shall enter the King’s palace.” The Lord Jesus will not be alone when He reigns. The QUEEN at His right Hand no doubt speaks of the “Lamb’s wife” (see Revelation 19:7-8, 14); the ROYAL DAUGHTER arrayed in gold of Israel (see Isaiah 61:9-10); and the VIRGINS and COMPANIONS of Gentile nations who will worship the King in that day.

Verses 16-17: “Instead of Your fathers shall be Your sons, whom You shall make princes in all the earth. I will make Your name to be remembers in all generations; therefore the people shall praise You forever and ever.” The Father promises the Son a “perpetual royal line” and that His Name will receive “everlasting praise.” (286.7) (DO)