Psa. 45:2 You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.
Our ears are deaf to His lovely voice until they are kissed by His whispers of grace. Our souls are dark until the light of His grace comes streaming in. Our hearts are cold until they are strangely warmed by the words flowing from His lips of grace, as Solomon declared, ‘He is altogether lovely’. As the Psalmist sang He is ‘beautiful beautiful’. Today, it is the written word that is overflowing with grace. Every page, from Genesis to Revelation overflows with the grace and truth that are revealed in this beautiful person, Jesus Christ. To those who have never been born again, His words mean nothing, they appear as a yoke to be cast off. To those who are being saved, these are the very words of life. Here are some thoughts from Martin Luther on today’s verse.
“From His mouth, as from some overflowing fountain, the richest promises and teachings stem, and with these He strengthens and comforts souls. So the things you daily hear about this Christ are what the poet depicts, as you see, however briefly, yet with distinctive words and loveliest poetry; Grace is on the lips of this King, and not only that, it overflows, so that you may understand how abundantly this fountain of grace flows and gushes forth. As though He said; ‘Our King has wisdom such as no man has, namely the sweetest and loveliest wisdom; He helps the penitent, comforts the afflicted, recalls the despairing, raises up the fallen and humiliated, justifies sinners, gives life to the dying, and whatever there is in addition to this, that the Word of salvation accomplishes, that He does in rich abundance.’ It is, therefore, a sweet and delightful wisdom, worthy of such high praise.”
Do you feel forsaken and all alone? You will find acceptance and love in His Word. Are you being tempted and torn by the world? You will find help and moral courage in His Word. Are you sick and afraid? There is healing and reassurance in these words of grace. His lips are still overflowing with grace today, there is an abundant supply stored up for you. Don’t just read a good book, read THE BOOK. You too will say He is beautiful beautiful and grace is flowing from His lips.