Dec. 13. More Psalms of Praise

Ps. 72:1-20; 93:1-94:23

Many of the Psalms and prophesies foretold the coming of the Messiah, a King who would reign forever. This psalm conveys a double meaning as the writer compared the reign of Christ to the earthly reign of Solomon, David’s son. As a fleshly descendant of King David, Jesus was often referred to as the king’s Son or other royal descriptions. He would be a righteous compassionate Judge proclaiming justice and peace to all nations of people. The Messiah would be worthy of daily praise from the people. God’s promise to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is seen as the psalmist wrote, “And men shall be blessed in Him; All nations shall call Him blessed.”

The psalmist expressed his devotion and respect for God as the holy and everlasting supreme Ruler of the universe. No thing or person can be greater than its Creator.

Vengeance belongs to God and He will exercise it in His time. The psalmist called upon the Lord to punish the proud and wicked of the earth. Man has the tendency to think that since he cannot see Him, God is not seeing man’s evil deeds. One may think that since he has not been caught in his evil, nothing will happen. Many times, wicked men are prosperous while righteous people suffer in poverty. However, there will be a pay day! We have God’s word to instruct us in right living. The wicked will be punished and the righteous will be rewarded. In time, there will be comfort from God for the souls of His faithful followers.