Jesus Shall Reign–Psalm 72
Psalm 72 is known as a royal psalm and is one of two psalms that attribute authorship to Solomon in the superscription (cf. Ps. 127). Some interpreters, however, believe that David wrote it for Solomon. It describes Solomon’s reign and is a prayer that was given at his coronation as king. What makes it special is that the psalm clearly anticipates the rule of his successor, Jesus Christ, on earth in the future. The psalmist prayed for the prosperity of the LORD’s anointed, ultimately Israel’s Messiah. Isaac Watts wrote the hymn “Jesus Shall Reign” after meditating on this psalm. This Sunday is the 4th of July weekend, and the message will relate this psalm to the needs of our nation. You will not want to miss hearing this challenge!