Summary: THY KINGDOM COME (IN THE PERSON OF THE MESSIAH AND HIS RULE) / SHOWERS OF BLESSING
THY KINGDOM COME (IN THE PERSON OF THE MESSIAH AND HIS
RULE) / SHOWERS OF BLESSING
Clearly a Messianic Psalm; the prayers of David (partially and typically fulfilled in Solomon) repeated as the prayers of Solomon with the ultimate Son of David clearly in view
I. (:1-4) MAY HE JUDGE THE PEOPLE OF GOD WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS AND BRING JUSTICE TO THE AFFLICTED
The Source of that Righteousness and Justice = God
MAY HE BRING RIGHTEOUSNESS AND JUSTICE TO THE AFFLICTED (:4)
- VINDICATE THE AFFLICTED
- SAVE THE CHILDREN OF THE NEEDY
- CRUSH THE OPPRESSOR
II. (:5-7) MAY HE COME DOWN LIKE SHOWERS OF BLESSING
Who Benefits from these Blessings?
Those who fear God (:5)
MAY THE RIGHTEOUS FLOURISH AND PEACE SPREAD ABUNDANTLY (:7)
III. (:8-11) MAY HE RULE THE ENTIRE WORLD AND RECEIVE GIFTS FROM ALL KINGS
IV. (:12-15) MAY HIS REIGN BE CHARACTERIZED BY COMPASSION,TOWARDS THE POOR AND NEEDY
Responsibility of those who have been delivered:
pray for him continually
bless him all day long
V. (:16) MAY THERE BE MATERIAL PROSPERITY
VI. (:17-19) MAY HIS NAME BE BLESSED AND HIS GLORY FILL THE EARTH
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1) Are we actively praying that the judgments of our rulers would reflect the righteousness of God? (For it is only God who can give the king His judgments – verse
2) How does the psalm employ the language of nature (the sun, the moon, the mountains, the rain, the fruitful grain) to illustrate the beneficial reign of the righteous king?
3) How does our blessing of the name and reign of the Messiah spill over to reap blessings on ourselves (cf. v.17)?
4) Are we looking forward to that day when all the earth will be “filled with His glory” (vs.19)?
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