As Christians read Psalm 48, they need to look towards the future fulfillment of this psalm. The eschatological aspect this psalm looks forward to the New Jerusalem. New Jerusalem will be a secured city, which will be inhabited by those who have been joyfully delivered by the Lord Jesus Christ. In that future Kingdom, all the people of God will come to the Temple in New Jerusalem and worship the King. Perhaps, as they come to worship, they too will sing this song of joyful deliverance!
Psalm 46 is written for the storm tossed soul. It answers the question as to what anchors our souls in the storms of life. Whatever storm gripped the author of this psalm, it evoked the meditation and declaration that God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. When tossed about by trials and troubles, crisis and concerns, the Christian can confidently know that God controls the storm and will not let His children suffer beyond what he allows.
Psalm 45 is a celebration of the King’s wedding. Following a description of the king, his bride is introduced. The bride is exhorted to forget her people and her father’s house. Her groom, the king, is now her Lord. The psalm ends with a description of the queen in her glory as she is brought into the palace. While this psalm depicts the real life events of one of Israel’s kings it is also prophetic and serves as a picture of Christ and His Bride, the Church.