Stafford Christadelphians

The Christadelphian ecclesia (church) in Stafford, England

Psalm 72

1 Give the king Your judgments, O God,
And Your righteousness to the king’s Son.
2 He will judge Your people with righteousness,
And Your poor with justice.
3 The mountains will bring peace to the people,
And the little hills, by righteousness.
4 He will bring justice to the poor of the people;
He will save the children of the needy,
And will break in pieces the oppressor.

5 They shall fear You
As long as the sun and moon endure,
Throughout all generations.
6 He shall come down like rain upon the grass before mowing,
Like showers that water the earth.
7 In His days the righteous shall flourish,
And abundance of peace,
Until the moon is no more.

8 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea,
And from the River to the ends of the earth.
9 Those who dwell in the wilderness will bow before Him,
And His enemies will lick the dust.
10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles
Will bring presents;
The kings of Sheba and Seba
Will offer gifts.
11 Yes, all kings shall fall down before Him;
All nations shall serve Him.

12 For He will deliver the needy when he cries,
The poor also, and him who has no helper.
13 He will spare the poor and needy,
And will save the souls of the needy.
14 He will redeem their life from oppression and violence;
And precious shall be their blood in His sight.

15 And He shall live;
And the gold of Sheba will be given to Him;
Prayer also will be made for Him continually,
And daily He shall be praised.
16 There will be an abundance of grain in the earth,
On the top of the mountains;
Its fruit shall wave like Lebanon;
And those of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.
17 His name shall endure forever;
His name shall continue 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 does wondrous things!
19 And blessed be His glorious name forever!
And let the whole earth be filled with His glory.
Amen and Amen.

20 The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.

 

This wonderful Psalm was written by King David for his successor King Solomon. Solomon's name means ‘peace’. The Psalm is all about a peaceful situation being brought on this earth. It is a prophecy of Jesus Christ as King of the earth. We believe that this will be fulfilled very soon.

Look at the wonderful attributes in comparison to what our society fails in. Verse 2 talks about God's pure judgement that is not corrupted in any way, unlike the present justice systems. Verse 3 follows on with a description of the peaceful, tranquil state of his reign.

Verse 4 explains a bit more with a description of the King saving the children of those that are subject to oppression or abuse. In turn the oppressor who exploits this situation is destroyed, breaking the vicious cycle that exists in our society.

The next verses (verses 5 to 12) describe how he will be reverenced, how wicked people will be in the minority, how his rule will be worldwide and how the nations of the earth will be subject to his rule and Kingdom.

The verses that follow (verses 13 and 14) describe how he will rescue those that are subject to oppression and abuse when they suffer, and save them from deceit and violence.

Verse 16 describes how the poverty crises will be resolved. Where the various agencies of this world have failed, food crops will grow in barren places like mountains, and they will produce fruit abundantly.

The Psalm concludes with the praising of God's name. Indeed it is that when these things happen, that ultimately God's glory will this fill this earth everywhere.


Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.