Thursday, July 28, 2011
A Heartfelt Thanks
I just wanted to take a moment to thank Mary at The Beautiful Gate for her thoughtful post yesterday highlighting this blog. I also wanted to thank all those who took the time to read the posts she mentioned (or any others for that matter) and for your kind and encouraging comments both on this blog and hers. Thank you to all who have been faithful readers of Daughter of the King over the course of the last two and a half years and welcome to my new readers and followers.
But above all I thank our awesome God who is the true author of the words that are written on this blog and the others on which I contribute. It is His message and His only that I wish to convey in my words.
All credit, and all praise, honor and glory be to Him now and always.
Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King
My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.
Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.
Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.