our book of prayers: the Psalms

today’s daily text…

Psalm 45:10-17
Leviticus 2,3; Mark 1:9-20

Psalm 45:16,17
16 Your sons will take the place of your fathers;
you will make them princes throughout the land.
17 I will perpetuate your memory through all generations;
therefore the nations will praise you for ever and ever.

“These words could be simply the formal good wishes appropriate to a king, like the greeting, ‘live forever’. But the Messianic oracle of verses 6f. prepares us to take them as a foretaste of god’s brining ‘many sons and daughters to glory’ (Hebrews 2:10, 13), who will ‘reign on earth’ (Revel. 6:10) with their master, whose praise will be as endless as this benediction makes it.” -Derek Kidner

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