He Is Coming to Do Battle with the Enemies of His Bride


The sin beneath all of our sins is that we have put ourselves in the place of God.

When life seems out of control, I remember Jesus is in control. He is my mighty Bridegroom who will not rest until all the enemies of His Bride are under His feet. I am crazy to put myself in place of Him—the primary sin beneath all my sins.

Read Psalm 45:1-8.

  • What is this noble theme that stirs the psalmist’s heart?
  • Jesus came the first time as meek and lowly, but that is not how He will return. Meditate on the descriptive phrases in these opening eight verses. If one jumps out at you, then the Spirit is speaking to you. Meditate, memorize, and write down your contemplations.

In Psalm 45:10-11, how should each of us respond to this King of Kings?

Tim Keller says that the sin beneath all our sins is that we have put ourselves in the place of God. Meditate on this. Why is that the sin beneath all your sins? Write a prayer of confession.

Read another description of Jesus in Revelation 19:11-16. Again, if a phrase stands out to you, meditate, memorize, and write down your contemplations.

John Piper says that beholding is becoming. As you behold Jesus, He will transform you. The key to a changed life is not trying harder, but letting your heart be stirred by this noble theme: the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, who is worthy of your worship. What songs help you particularly worship the King of Kings? I actually was stirred as a little girl by The Battle Hymn of the Republic, though I didn’t understand it—and think most people don’t—but it does paint this scene from Psalm 45 and Revelation 19 well. Let us behold Him together, worship Him, and be transformed.


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