Jan 25 Daily Rhythm

Psalm 72:1-4   

Give the king your justice, O God, and your righteousness to the royal son! May he judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice! Let the mountains bear prosperity for the people, and the hills, in righteousness! May he defend the cause of the poor of the people, give deliverance to the children of the needy, and crush the oppressor!

It’s always a good check to to notice the heart of God. He is for the poor and the needy. Are you? Notice today those who have less than you. Do you judge them or think ill of them? Or do you consider their hardship and the place they hold in the heart of God?

Psalm 72:5-7   

May they fear you while the sun endures, and as long as the moon, throughout all generations! May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass, like showers that water the earth! In his days may the righteous flourish, and peace abound, till the moon be no more!

Notice again that this Psalm is in praise of the “royal son” the descendant to inherit the throne of David. This is Jesus. The one who is like rain that waters the earth. May Jesus be the source of your life until the moon be no more!

Psalm 72:8-11   

May he have dominion from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth! May desert tribes bow down before him, and his enemies lick the dust! May the kings of Tarshish and of the coastlands render him tribute; may the kings of Sheba and Seba bring gifts! May all kings fall down before him, all nations serve him!

The prayer here is that all the earth might bow before the throne of Jesus! What a beautiful and hopeful prayer! Tonight, may that be the cry of our hearts as well.