Excerpt and Insight from today’s reading
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Psalm 72 might have been read at Solomon’s coronation. It’s also remarkable for pointing toward a different King.


Excerpt from today’s reading:


12He will rescue the poor when they cry to him;
he will help the oppressed, who have no one to defend them.
13He feels pity for the weak and the needy,
and he will rescue them.
14He will redeem them from oppression and violence,
for their lives are precious to him.
15Long live the king!
May the gold of Sheba be given to him.
May the people always pray for him
and bless him all day long.


Daily insight:


Psalm 72 is a prayer that was possibly read at Solomon’s coronation. It paints an ideal picture of God’s righteous king. It is no surprise that later Jewish and Christian interpreters began to see that this psalm pointed to the Messiah.


Adapted from the Daily Walk Devotional by Walk Thru the Bible www.walkthru.org.