“Your throne, O God, is forever and ever. The scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness;” (Psalm 45:6)
This is one of the Royal Psalms; a psalm to the king of Israel. There are many of these Royal Psalms in the books of Psalms. The position of king in Israel was closely related to God. The king was seen as chosen by God and appointed by God, and so the psalms always connect the king and God in some way.
In this psalm, verses six and seven make that connection. The king of Israel reigned for a few years, but God reigns forever. Regardless of whether the Israeli king was good or bad, God was always viewed as righteous. The king received his authority from God as God is deemed the one who anoints the king.
In this psalm, the king is highly regarded. He is seen as blessed by God and is, therefore, to be praised for all his fine qualities. But we are interested in verse six which tells us that God rules through eternity. Men rule for a time on earth, but God rules forever in heaven.
There are those who would have God leave heaven and come to the earth to rule for a thousand years. God’s throne is not on the earth it is in heaven. He came to earth in the form of a son and began His reign in the hearts of men, but He left to go back to the father’s throne where He sits at the right hand of God.
If God had plans to rule on earth, He would have done so already. He had a tabernacle, two temples, and a people. He did not do so but let men rule the realm of earth. His throne is in heaven. It was there before the earth, and it will still be there after the earth. Jesus made it clear in His answer to Pilot. “My kingdom is not of this world.”
Task for Today: Worship God for His scepter is righteous. Do not worship this earth or anything in it because it is all created. Rather worship the creator who does not live on this earth nor does He plan to do so. Do not make an idol of the planet earth nor anything in it. Make heaven your home.