Deuteronomy 16:1-17:20; Luke 9:7-27; Psalm 72:1-20; Proverbs 12:8-9
“Endow the king with your justice, O God,
the royal son with your righteousness.
He will judge your people in righteousness,
your afflicted ones with justice.
The mountains will bring prosperity to the people,
the hills the fruit of righteousness.
He will defend the afflicted among the people
and save the children of the needy;
he will crush the oppressor.
He will endure as long as the sun,
as long as the moon, through all generations…
All kings will bow downto him and all nations will serve him.
For he will deliver the needy who cry out,
the afflicted who have no one to help.
He will take pity on the weak and the needy
and save the needy from death.
He will rescue them from oppression and violence,
for precious is their blood in his sight.
Long may he live!…
May his name endure forever;
may it continue as long as the sun.
All nations will be blessed through him,
and they will call him blessed.
Praise be to the Lord God, the God of Israel,
who alone does marvelous deeds.
Praise be to his glorious name forever;
may the whole earth be filled with his glory.
Amen and Amen. Psalm 72:1-5,11-19
Who is this king?
The same yesterday, today and forever!
He is risen! He is risen indeed!
David the Psalm writer was a great king. When he wrote this Psalm he no doubt was writing about a king far greater than himself. Today we celebrate this king–Jesus! King of kings and Lord of lords! He has saved the needy. He has crushed the oppressor. He will endure longer than the sun and the moon. Today we give Him thanks and praise! Hallelujah! Jesus lives!
Lord God, today we join David in praising the greatest King of all–Jesus Christ–who lives and reigns forever and ever. Praise His Holy Name!