Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 12-5-19

Psalm 72:1-7 The Passion Translation (TPT)

There are many good things I still look forward to experiencing in life, how about you? God is so loving that each day is like a wonderful gift that opens up many opportunities to experience his goodness. In our passage today, Solomon also looks forward to the goodness of God. He prays for the arrival of the righteous King who will rule the world in divine justice. As he prays, he describes the Messiah who will one day rule the world and reign with his righteous prosperity and Lordship of peace. Among the things I still look forward to experiencing is living in the manifested Kingdom of God on earth in which there will be no more tears, sorrow, sickness, or pain. Peace will consume us. The very thought fills me with joy!

Psalm 72:1-7 The Righteous King

1 O God, make the king a godly judge like you

and give the king’s son the gift of justice too.

2 Help him to give true justice to your people,

honorably and equally to all.

3 Then the mountains of influence will be fruitful,

and from your righteousness

prosperity and peace will flow to all the people.

4 May the poor and humble have an advocate with the king.

May he consider the children of the poor

and crush the cruel oppressor.

5 The sun and moon will stop shining

before your lovers will stop worshiping;

for ages upon ages the people will love and adore you!

6 Your favor will fall like rain upon our surrendered lives,[b]

like showers reviving the earth.

7 In the days of his reign the righteous will spring forth

with the abundance of peace and prosperity forevermore.

Prayer: Lord, you have made a way to connect me with your heart and live in fellowship. You have so blessed me with your goodness. I look forward to the day when you rule in the Kingdom of peace. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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