A Greater than Solomon...

Fourteenth in the Solomon Series

Psalm 72, "A Psalm for Solomon," was the last psalm written by David. It is a prophecy of Solomon's reign and a prayer for him. Its final line is: "The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended."

David prophesies that Solomon will judge the people with righteousness (vs. 2); he shall save the children of the needy and break in pieces the oppressor (vs. 4); he shall have dominion from sea to sea… (vs. 8); all kings shall fall down before him and nations shall serve him (vs. 11); daily shall he be praised (vs. 15). All these verses prophesy about Jesus Christ, whom Solomon typified for a time.

Perhaps you will say, "I have no father, and no one prays for me." But remember, it's not an earthly father's prayers that carry the most weight, by God's design. Christ will intercede for you. Of himself, Christ stated, "… behold, a greater than Solomon is here." (Mat 12:42, Luk 11:31)

Perhaps if you have no earthly parent who is involved in your life, it was God's way of urging you to take a more direct path to his throne, by your material need of Jesus.

Blessed [be] the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things. (Psa 72:18)

It can be a wondrous thing to have only God as your Father.

Finding fellowship in a good church is also a way that God sets us in families, with fathers, mothers and children.