God’s Judgments

 

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.

Psalm 72


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. 

3 thoughts on “God’s Judgments

  1. I pause before verse 3: “Let the mountains bring peace to the people.”

    As the psalmist looks about, he sees the distant mountains as a sign of peace flowing down. As you look around at your environment, may you find the landscape and all that surrounds you, as places from whence peace flows.

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  2. Solomon was an amazing man of faith, king and son of the king, blessed with wisdom, focused on the marginalized, lover of justice and righteousness, and most of all, a man with a personal relationship with God. Wait a minute! Was Solomon a tidbit, just a glimpse of the greatest gift to come: God and son of God, wise, companion and savior of the marginalized, man of justice and righteousness, a man who has more than a personal relationship with God and is God? The link is there, if in nothing more than genealogy. Of course then we all need to look in the mirror. We share that genealogy. We are all children of God. Look in your eyes, the eyes of another person and you will catch a glimpse o the greatest gift that is: God, son of God, Holy Spirit. Are we living a life that reflects God to the world? Are we praying the prayer of Solomon?

    Are you looking through the eyes of a child o God, yours, and seeing the amazing world God has created, the beauty that surrounds us? Are we resting in the beauty and finding peace? Praise God always and in all things! We are blessed!

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