Posted by: biblestudyseattle | July 17, 2012

Psalm 72

Psalm 72 is a prayer for the king, and it foreshadows the great King who will rule forever.  King Jesus will do things never done before by any king, so he is called King of Kings.  He will bring justice: “He will judge Your people with righteousness and Your afflicted ones with justice.”  He will reign forever: “May he continue while the sun endures, and as long as the moon, throughout all generations.”  He will bring prosperity: “May the righteous flourish in his days, and prosperity abound until the moon is no more.”  He will rule the entire earth: “May he rule from sea to sea and from the Euphrates to the ends of the earth.  And let all kings bow down to him, all nations serve him.”  He will rescue the poor: “For he will rescue the poor who cry out and the afflicted who have no helper.  He will have pity on the poor and helpless and save the lives of the poor.  He will redeem them from oppression and violence, for their lives are precious in his sight.”  His name will be great: “May his name endure forever; as long as the sun shines, may his fame increase.  May all nations be blessed by him and call him blessed.  May His glorious name be praised forever; the whole earth is filled with His glory.”  Psalm 72

Jesus is the King in heaven, but will David be the visible king in those days?

“‘In that day,’ declares the Lord Almighty,
‘I will break the yoke off their necks
and will tear off their bonds;
no longer will foreigners enslave them.
Instead, they will serve the Lord their God
and David their king,
whom I will raise up for them.”  Jeremiah 30:8,9

“I will save my flock, and they will no longer be plundered. I will judge between one sheep and another. I will place over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he will tend them; he will tend them and be their shepherd. I the Lord will be their God, and my servant David will be prince among them. I the Lord have spoken.”  Ezekiel 34:22-24

“My servant David will be king over them, and they will all have one shepherd.  They will follow my laws and be careful to keep my decrees.  They will live in the land I gave to my servant Jacob, the land where your ancestors lived.  They and their children and their children’s children will live there forever, and David my servant will be their prince forever.”  Ezekiel 37:23-25

“Give ear and come to me; listen, that you may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David.  See, I have made him a witness to the peoples, a ruler and commander of the peoples. Surely you will summon nations you know not, and nations you do not know will come running to you, because of the Lord your God, the Holy One  of Israel, for he has endowed you with splendor.”

“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.”

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.   As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. This will be for the Lord’s renown, for an everlasting sign, that will endure forever.”  Isaiah 55:3-13

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