Jan 26 Daily Rhythm
For he delivers the needy when he calls the poor and him who has no helper. He has pity on the weak and the needy, and saves the lives of the needy. From oppression and violence he redeems their life, and precious is their blood in his sight.
What areas of life leave you feeling weak and needy? Where do you feel vulnerable? Some of us try all our lives to prevent this feeling. Thats pointless, we are just covering it up. Bring your neediness today to the one who saves you.
Long may he live; may gold of Sheba be given to him! May prayer be made for him continually, and blessings invoked for him all the day! May there be abundance of grain in the land; on the tops of the mountains may it wave; may its fruit be like Lebanon; and may people blossom in the cities like the grass of the field! May his name endure forever, his fame continue as long as the sun! May people be blessed in him, all nations call him blessed!
There is a deep and important truth here. The prayer is for the king to thrive. But notice: When the king thrives the people thrive. Your king is Jesus.
Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things. Blessed be his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory! Amen and Amen!
You may want to go back and read through all of Psalm 72 again and consider how it lifts up the name of God father and the Son Jesus Christ. Blessed be his glorious name forever.