Today’s passage: Psalm 72
- This psalm is title “Of Solomon” but that doesn’t mean Solomon wrote it. It seems pretty clear from the content that David wrote this psalm for/to Solomon. Though given it’s nature as a blessing to the king in Jerusalem, it also bears messianic themes and promises.
- Giving justice to the poor and needy means to eliminate the oppressors that may be preventing them from pursuing growth and success. (Verse 4)
- The prayer of verse 15 was answered in 1 Kings 10:10.
Questions to consider:
- Where do you see messianic promises and prayers in this psalm?
- David prayed for his son (And for the promised King of Kings)! Even if a person has gotten older and doesn’t feel like there’s much reason for them to still be on this earth, what massive ministry should they pursue?
- How could this psalm help us to pray for our governing leaders (Keeping in mind of course that the United States is not Israel)? What leader do we ultimately hope to see ruling and reigning over all the earth?