Psalm 72

Some parts of this psalm seem to be a prophetic description of Jesus (especially vs. 12-14), but the whole psalm is actually a prayer for the king of God’s people. It is amazing to me that a human, when endowed with God’s justice and in a right relationship with God (see vs. 1), will be able to “deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help.” and “take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death” and “rescue them from oppression and violence” (see vs. 12-14). This seems to me to be a prayer for a king, a prophesy and a picture of what God can do through us when we seek to know God and be right with Him.

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