Oh boy! Somebody way too fat is looking back at me from my mirror. Not pretty. Uggggh!
Psalm 45 is understood to be a prophetic description of the marriage of Christ, to his resplendent bride. What an awesome description of the majestic king, doing battle for righteousness, but dressed and ready now to meet his beloved, precious, chosen bride.
Who is this beautiful bride? The Church. AKA you and me. All those who have accepted his wonderful offer of salvation, and have surrendered to the King of kings. What a magnificent majestic, loving husband!
But do you recognise yourself in the description in verses 10-15 of the bride? (And this is gender irrelevant.) Would the king be ‘enthralled by your beauty’? Do you feel ‘glorious’? It’s not about the mirror image. You, child of God, have been chosen.
Reflect for a moment how that feels. Re-read the section, and relish the honour he has bestowed on you.
Now, most of us feel undeserving, ugly, unworthy. That’s because we were. But not now. Jesus has paid the price, and done all that is needed to make us worthy, to make us beautiful. We scrub up well!
God has great faith in you. He has chosen you and believes in you. Is there anything you can’t accomplish that he gives you to do? What a future – and it starts now.