Psalms of Honesty and Truth
Because God’s Word tells us to pray expectantly, I have been transforming my thinking by doing just that. When I ask God about something, I KNOW in my heart, mind and soul that He will do what is best. Because of this change in my own thinking, I am noticing more of what God is doing in all the details of my life and even in the lives of others. All this causes me to live more gratefully and provides peace in my daily walk. Storms still come but I EXPECT God to hold the umbrella over me as we dance in the rain!
In our next passage of praise by Solomon the Psalmist, we find a very grateful attitude as he thanks God with “cornucopias of praise” to God, the One who blesses. He calls for “all godless people enter his circle of blessing, and bless the One who blessed them.” He asks that we never forget the Giver of all things blessed and good for us.
We notice that God truly takes care of those who cannot take care of themselves, who are abused by the world, and who need a helping hand up from the pits of despair. “Offer prayers unceasing to him, bless him from morning to night.”, writes Solomon who first asked God for wisdom. And what did God do? He gave Solomon so much wisdom he became famous for this particular trait. Mm. Praying expectantly…
Psalm 72, The Message
A Solomon Psalm
1-8 Give the gift of wise rule to the king, O God,
the gift of just rule to the crown prince.
May he judge your people rightly,
be honorable to your meek and lowly.
Let the mountains give exuberant witness;
shape the hills with the contours of right living.
Please stand up for the poor,
help the children of the needy,
come down hard on the cruel tyrants.
Outlast the sun, outlive the moon—
age after age after age.
Be rainfall on cut grass,
earth-refreshing rain showers.
Let righteousness burst into blossom
and peace abound until the moon fades to nothing.
Rule from sea to sea,
from the River to the Rim.
9-14 Foes will fall on their knees before God,
his enemies lick the dust.
Kings remote and legendary will pay homage,
kings rich and resplendent will turn over their wealth.
All kings will fall down and worship,
and godless nations sign up to serve him,
Because he rescues the poor at the first sign of need,
the destitute who have run out of luck.
He opens a place in his heart for the down-and-out,
he restores the wretched of the earth.
He frees them from tyranny and torture—
when they bleed, he bleeds;
when they die, he dies.
15-17 And live! Oh, let him live!
Deck him out in Sheba gold.
Offer prayers unceasing to him,
bless him from morning to night.
Fields of golden grain in the land,
cresting the mountains in wild exuberance,
Cornucopias of praise, praises
springing from the city like grass from the earth.
May he never be forgotten,
his fame shine on like sunshine.
May all godless people enter his circle of blessing
and bless the One who blessed them.
18-20 Blessed God, Israel’s God,
the one and only wonder-working God!
Blessed always his blazing glory!
All earth brims with his glory.
Yes and Yes and Yes.
In Jesus Name, we praise You, God our Father, Deliver and Lord. Amen! Yes!