It is said in 1 Kings 4:32 that Solomon wrote 1,005 songs. Just two of them are attributed to him in the psalms: 72 and 127. Today’s is a song of glory in the Lord whom we celebrate in God’s Spirit released for us. Verse 10 of the psalm connects with the visit of the Magi to the Christ Child. Adoration, praise, and glory, so fitting for Epiphany, now find their fulfillment in the complete power of Jesus risen and the presence of the Holy Spirit.
Verses 18 and 19 celebrate the victory of the Lord and his domain over the earth. The last verse is a conclusion to “Book Two” of the psalms.
God’s tender mercies are here for you right now. Open your heart to the Lord who wants to show you his face and let you into his heart. The condition? …total surrender. Let go of any person, place, or thing that does not lead you to God.
This is the fourth of thirteen weeks in the season of Pentecost, Year B
Wednesdays are dedicated to the Psalms,
One each week over the three-year cycle.
For the next few weeks, I’ll be posting Firestarters from the original version of The Bible Through the Seasons.