January 4, 2017

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Wednesday,  January 4, 2017
Psalm 72; Exodus 3:1-5; Hebrews 11:23-31
By Cheryll Fong

Psalm 72 is a song of praise and prayer for their King, Solomon. It describes the anticipated Messiah, the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ.  If you can, read the whole chapter of this Psalm. In italics are the verses that speak peace & joy upon joy; which is ours by serving our wise King.

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 (v. 6-8 MSG).  Can you smell the fragrance, see the beauty, and imagine the generosity here—oh! to be refreshed, restored, trimmed, and full!

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 the godless people enter his circle of blessing and bless the One who blessed them. 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 (v. 15b-20 MSG).

As I read this Psalm over and over, I came to understand that this is the Psalm to pray-out-loud-throughout this year. I want to more fully share in the joyful hope and praise written here. He is my King and Lord, He is the one they write of and He is the one living in me.

May we recognize You, God, in the burning bush. Let us hear Your Voice and proceed in faith, prepared by You to do the work You have prepared for us. Amen