Impartial Grace: Psalm 72

He shall have dominion also from sea to sea,from the River to the ends of the earth

Blessed be his glorious name forever! Let the whole earth be filled with his glory!Amen and amen.

(Psalm 72:8, 19 emphasis added)

This Psalm is a beautiful prayer. It is a prayer asking for the Lord’s wisdom. It is a prayer giving honor and glory to Him. Solomon is seeking God’s direction. He is seeking strength and righteous judgment. Solomon describes a kind of government that protects the innocent and the needy. This is the kind of government that punishes the oppressors of the humble and poor. This kind of righteous government will become known throughout the world. The Lord will meet the needs of the people and He will raise them up anew from old roots. Solomon describes grass growing after having been mowed. The cut away blades of grass will wither, but the grass will grow with God’s nourishing rains.

Solomon is inspired to write that every king will bow to Him and every nation will serve Him. Then will “the whole earth be filled with his glory! Amen and amen.”

This Psalm preaches God’s awesome love for His creation. It is Christ Jesus Who will reign. It is He Who rules all kings and all kingdoms. This is the government of a righteous King. He provides for those in need. The least in His Kingdom are great. His is an Administration of love. There will be no oppressors for the King will have judged them. “Every knee will bow and every tongue confess Jesus Christ is Lord.” This is Impartial Grace.

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