O Root of Jesse, standing as sign among the peoples,
before you kings will shut their mouths,
to you the nations will make their prayer:
Come and deliver us, and delay no longer!
Today’s reading: Psalm 72:1-14
I wonder what Solomon hoped for, when he wrote this song and sang it to God? What was his dream for his kingdom?
God’s king will save needy people who cry out to him; he will save those who are hurting and have no one else to help. I wonder: how am I hurting or needy today? What do I want to say to God?
I wonder: who do I know, or who do I see in my city or town, who is needy or hurting? Can I cry out to God for them right now?
Solomon prayed that all nations and leaders would bow down to God’s king. I wonder: can I imagine a day when the whole human family is joined in singing praise to Jesus? I wonder what that will sound like? Can I rest in that very good hope right now?
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