Morning devotion: Read Psalm 72

Psalms 72:1  ¶<<A Psalm for Solomon.>> Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king’s son. 2  ¶He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment.

Psalms 72:7  In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.

Psalms 72:17  His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed. 18  ¶Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things. 19  And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.

This Psalm is a Psalm of a King writing to a King with portrayal of the KING OF KINGS. Certainly, it is a royal Psalm. It is a Psalm full of the righteousness of the glorious KING OF KINGS the Lord Jesus Christ.

As you read this entire Psalm, you will see righteous judgment, you will see righteous and loving watch care, and you will see righteous and loving provision.

As David prays for his son Solomon, he includes a portrayal of the Lord for the Lord is righteousness and judges in righteousness. Solomon, did receive righteous judgment, read I Kings 3:5-14, also read how Solomon exercised that righteous judgment and wisdom (I Kings 3:16-28).

My friend, Jesus will also exercise judgment, both for the wicked and for the righteous. Those who are righteous in Christ Jesus receive reward in righteousness while those who do not receive reward for their unrighteousness.

Solomon did exercise righteous and loving provision and watch care over his people.  Read I Kings 10:1-14. His people were happy and blessed. So shall be the Christian.

It is also Jesus who provides rain and necessities in righteousness.

Psalms 72:6  He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.

Psalms 72:16  There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: and they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth. (We saw this when he fed thousands with five loaves and two small fishes, Matthew 14; Mark 6 and Luke 8 and 9.)

Jesus provides all for all if all would accept all. Jesus is our all in all, Ephesians 1:17-23. One day this will be realized in full when we see Jesus face to face. What a day that will be!

The choice is still yours,

Pastor Cook