July 24


"You are fairer than the sons of men; grace is poured upon Your lips; therefore God has blessed You forever" (Psalm 45:2, NKJV).

In prophetic vision the psalmist eulogizes Jesus as "fairer than the sons of men" (Psalm 45:2, NKJV). In the NIV, this verse describes Jesus as "the most excellent of men and your lips have been anointed with grace, since God has blessed you forever" (Psalm 45:2, NIV). How appropriately this glowing eulogy describes the excellence of Jesus! This portrayal presents our Saviour "as a man, as a warrior, as a ruler, and finally as a bridegroom on the wedding day."--SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 3, p. 741. In all these roles and functions, He is the noblest of the noble, the fairest of the fair, the greatest of the great.

As a man, Jesus was "fairer than the sons of men" (Psalm 45:2, NKJV). He was peerless and matchless. He was fair because of the beauty of His character, the loveliness of His attributes, the charm of His personality, and the holiness of His life.

As a warrior, Jesus is the mightiest of all. He is the unconquerable warrior who goes out conquering and to conquer (see Revelation 6:2). As a ruler, He is the supreme King of kings. As a bridegroom, He is the most endearing in all the world. He gave Himself for His bride, the church (see Ephesians 5:25-27). Every sinner saved by grace will heartily concur with David in his eulogy of Jesus. Indeed, our wonderful Lord is the "most excellent of men" (Psalm 45:2, NIV). "Jesus Christ, the Majesty of heaven, was not discerned in the disguise of humanity. He was the divine teacher sent from God, the glorious treasure given to humanity. He was fairer than the sons of men."--The Youth's Instructor, August 22, 1895.

My Prayer Today: Lord, with the psalmist, I magnify Jesus as "Fairer than the sons of men." Amen.