May 30. Prayers of Dependence from David; A Look Forward to the Messiah

Ps. 70:1-72:20

David continued his petitions to God for deliverance from those who would do him harm. One could easily conclude that the psalmist was selfish in his supplications, but he also included “all those who seek You.” He prayed for speedy deliverance from his afflictions to the only One who could help.

An unknown psalmist stated, “In You, O Lord, I put my trust; Let me never be put to shame.” The aged psalmist prayed for continued deliverance and praised God for the many previous blessings during his lifetime. He reflected on his trust in God, his only hope for the future. One who has spent a lifetime of devotion and trusting in God can look forward in the hope of his salvation. BUT, there is no time to retire from that service. Continue to sow the seed; some will grow. Also, as long as one has his mental capabilities, he can still turn to God, but there is no guarantee of tomorrow. Today is the day of salvation. The psalm ended with declarations of praise to God.

The psalmist was able through inspiration to see a future King who would be righteous and just in His judgments and would bring peace to the people. His reign would last until the end of time. All kings, nations and people would bow before Him. “Blessed be the Lord God…And let the whole earth be filled with His glory.”