Each wedding has similar aspects to it but they are all done slightly differently depending on the couple involved.
Reference: v.13 All glorious is the princess within her chamber; her gown is interwoven with gold. (TNIV Bible)
Explore: There are many different wedding traditions. Each culture has it’s own significant attire, speeches and rituals. I would say my wedding was fairly traditional for a white Australian wedding. I wore a big white dress, the men were in suits, we had our ceremony in a church and a reception filled with friends and family sitting down for a meal. Each wedding has similar aspects to it but they are all done slightly differently depending on the couple involved. It’s always interesting going to weddings and seeing what other people do to make their special day significant for them.
Application: Psalm 45 is a wedding song. It speaks of wanting the best for the bride and groom and their beauty and commitment in coming together. I’m sure when it was written many years ago they had their own wedding traditions – maybe even this psalm became a common element in a wedding ceremony. It’s amazing that after many years a wedding is still a grand occasion for celebration. Sure enough, I’m a big believer in working towards a good marriage rather than a good wedding, however it’s a great time of joy as you witness the coming together of two people who love each other very much. This is a day that we really can rejoice and pray that each person will grow in their commitment to each other.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for the relationships we are in. Help us to continue to work hard at growing the love we have for others. Amen.
What relationship is precious to you? How can you help it grow?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.
Loved your thoughts on this, and I thought of how this Psalm also has the picture of what we can look forward to … the Marriage Supper of the Lamb! Jesus and His Bride – The Church! What A Day that will be!
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