Psalm 72

Hello, my friend.  A hearty welcome. Today we move on in our study of the Psalms to one written by a son of David, King Solomon.  He wrote this PSALM 72 and also Psalm 127.  This is a strong Psalm of praise for the King, and I love to think that Solomon, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, was thinking of that Royal Son of God yet to come, for it speaks so remarkably about aspects that only Christ could fulfill.  Read this Psalm placing the word Christ  (which is the NT equivalent to King) in all the places where we have a ‘he’ in reference to the King.  Vs.5,  “He will endure as long as the sun as long as the moon, through all generations.  He will be like rain, falling on a mown field, like showers watering the earth.”   And as Solomon continues, one can sense this is a picture of the world under the Messianic reign when Christ will have returned to rule the world and bring peace and joy to all.

But he also refers, I think, to Christ today as Lord,  who rules “from sea to sea, from the River to the ends of the earth.”  And he testifies that “he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help, taking pity on the weak and the needy, saving the needy from death, rescuing them from violence, for precious is their blood in his sight.”  And he closes this Psalm with a wonderful flourish, when he writes, “Praise be the Lord God, who alone does marvelous deeds.  Praise be to His glorious name forever, may the whole earth be filled with His Glory.  Amen and Amen.”   As a final Doxology, it is a fitting Hallelujah ending this first of the five Books of Psalms, as you will find indicated in your Bible.  In 1741, at the London premier of Handel’s Messiah, King George II rose to his feet during the glorious “Hallelujah Chorus” in worshipful recognition of his Supreme Sovereign.  Later, it was Queen Victoria who said, “Someday it shall be my joy to lay my crown at His feet.”  Indeed, we can joyfully, thankfully say the same today.

“Thank you, Lord Jesus, that we too can bow in thankfulness for you at this Memorial Time.  Thank you that we can join the saints of all ages in praising you, the King of Glory.  Thank you for our fellowship in your Word and all we, on the Village Line, share together.  Bless my dear friend who is along, and all in very special need, whom we love.” 

Thank you, partner, for your presence.  Cheerio!

These meditations on the Psalms were written by Village Schools of the Bible Founder, Monty Sholund and first published in book form as Monty’s Musings on the Psalms in 2000. Copies are available for $10 and can be ordered here.

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Psalm 72

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