Of the 31 Psalms that address “deliverance” we sank into Psalms 42 and 43 last week and found great encouragement in understanding that pulling out of a difficult time and toward God is a road that involves switchbacks, but, ultimately our souls will sing again. This week another type of “deliverance” comes into view with Psalm 72. Although this Psalm can easily be seen in light of Solomon’s reign as a wonderful earthly king, it also has a secondary meaning concerning the future rule of the King of kings over all the earth. Rarely do we actually see good rulers (kings) in our world, but, a day is coming when God Himself will reign supreme over every nation and ruler; an absolutely perfect King! Consider what Psalm 72 says about this amazing time.
Psalm 72:11-14 “May all kings fall down before him, all nations serve him. For he delivers the needy when he calls, the poor and him who has no helper. He has pity on the weak and the needy, and saves the lives of the needy. From oppression and violence he redeems their life, and precious is their blood in his sight.”
“Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things. Blessed be his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory! Amen and Amen! “(Psalm 72:18-19)
“In singing this psalm we must have an eye to Christ, praising him as a King, and pleasing ourselves with our happiness as his subjects.” Matthew Henry’s summary of Psalm 72
See you on Thursday morning for a wonderful time of discussing God’s great goodness to us now and forever.