Ready to be Queen
Listen, daughter, pay attention and consider: forget your people and your father’s house, and the king will desire your beauty. Bow down to him, for he is your lord. The daughter of Tyre, the wealthy people, will seek your favor with gifts.
This Psalm was written by the sons of Korah as a royal wedding song to celebrate the marriage of a king. Here, the poet instructs the new bride to forget her father’s house – move from traditions, customs, and practices of her past – and to devote herself fully to the king as her lord. She is about to take on a new role and a new way of life, and she must reflect him as his wife and queen.
Revelation 19:7 depicts a scene where the bride of Christ has made herself ready. She has turned from the traditions, customs, and practices of the world to join Christ in marriage and reign with Him. This is our future as Christians, but our dedication and worship of Him begins now. We are in the process of making ourselves ready for the return of Christ and the role of queen.
The people of Tyre were wealthy and prosperous Baal worshipers who credited their prosperity to their god. At some point, wealthy pagans would come with gifts to the bride to seek her favor in order to honor the king. When you seek God and His kingdom first, all of the “these things” of prosperity will come to you! We do not have to seek the things, as the pagans do. We simply need to worship God, and people of wealth will seek our favor in order to honor Him.
Worship Jesus today, and He will desire your beauty. You are a reflection of Him as His bride. Those who need Christ will seek your favor, and God will honor you with their gifts. It all begins with the preparation of leaving what is behind and clinging to Christ.
Have a blessed day!