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PSALM 132 ... verse number 17 ...

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Today's Verse, next to last in Psalm 132, looks beyond David. King David of Israel. What a family this must have been, David and Solomon and the generations who followed!

God was, still is, and always will remain committed to "blessing" them, that whole dynasty! A "family" that has produced for the world, through a Virgin named Mary, a Boy named Jesus. This is None Other than our Jesus, the Son of God!

Read with me Psalm 132:17, the whole verse. "There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed."

The "horn" symbolizes "power," we think. "Qeren" in Hebrew can just mean the "horns" of some great animal. A charging bull, for example! Can't you see in those pointed, rapidly approaching horns "power?" Strength, might, even a touch of danger?

But "qeren" also, being rooted in the verb "qaran," means "to shine!" It's thought to be a picture of the "horns," the "rays," the "beams" of light that radiate from the rising sun! Like the "wings" mentioned in Malachi 4:2. "But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall." The "horns" of the sun, in this sense.

King David's "power," his "brilliance," is said here to be long-lasting. It is, in fact, eternal. God is so promising!

To "make to bud" translates "tzsamach," meaning "to sprout, to grow," or even "to bear fruit." It's a very encouraging image.

The verb "ordained" is "arak," suggesting "arrangement, preparation," something being "put in order."

God's "anointed" is a word that means "oil,"  an ointment of sorts that has been poured upon the head of a certain person, officially so. Anointing oil! Here holy anointing oil! In ancient Israel Priests and Prophets and Kings were all "anointed" in this way. It's an emblem of God's authentication upon these men!

But there's more. "Anointed" is spelled "mashiyach." It's our word "Messiah!" In the New Testament it's the equivalent of the noun "Christ!" This is quite amazing.

Our Verse again: "There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed."

The noun "lamb" indicates no darkness! It's "niyr," undoubtedly related to "or," their word for "light."

The Davidic line of Kings could have been so blessed! Had they just obeyed and followed their God, the mighty God of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob ... and David their closer forefather.

But ... ultimately ... the "Messiah" who is here described in the fullest sense ... is our Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Who died on the Cross for our sins.

Who was buried and rose again three days later!

Who ascended to Heaven from whence He prays for us constantly!

Who is coming back to earth some day!

To be in every detail Israel's budding Horn, the Nation's ever-bright Lamp! The True Anointed One of God!


                   --- Dr. Mike Bagwell

Psalm 132 today indeed became Messianic. It is full of doctrine. And yet interlaced with worship!


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