April 15, 2015: Daily Bible Reading with Commentary for Psalm 45-47
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Context: All three of today's psalms are written by the Sons of Korah. Psalms 45 is identified as a wedding song. It is also a Messianic psalm about Christ's second coming. The first five verses describe His person and power, while the remaining verses describe His government and glory. Psalm 46 and 47 are both prophetic psalms about the kingdom of God yet to come.
World History: The story of Korah is told in Numbers 16. He, along with several others, rose up in opposition to Moses’ leadership. As a result Korah was killed, but his children were spared. They went on to serve in two distinct positions in the Temple: one branch became Temple guardians, while another branch served as Temple singers and musicians.