Sermons

The Reign of the King

Justin Deres December 10, 2017 Advent

Psalm 72

[1] Give the king your justice, O God, and your righteousness to the royal son! [2] May he judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice! [3] Let the mountains bear prosperity for the people, and the hills, in righteousness! [4] May he defend the cause of the poor of the people, give deliverance to the children of the needy, and crush the oppressor! [5] May they fear you while the sun endures, and as long as the moon, throughout all generations! [6] May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass, like showers that water the earth! [7] In his days may the righteous flourish, and peace abound, till the moon be no more! [8] May he have dominion from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth! [9] May desert tribes bow down before him, and his enemies lick the dust! [10] May the kings of Tarshish and of the coastlands render him tribute; may the kings of Sheba and Seba bring gifts! [11] May all kings fall down before him, all nations serve him! [12] For he delivers the needy when he calls, the poor and him who has no helper. [13] He has pity on the weak and the needy, and saves the lives of the needy. [14] From oppression and violence he redeems their life, and precious is their blood in his sight. [15] Long may he live; may gold of Sheba be given to him! May prayer be made for him continually, and blessings invoked for him all the day! [16] May there be abundance of grain in the land; on the tops of the mountains may it wave; may its fruit be like Lebanon; and may people blossom in the cities like the grass of the field! [17] May his name endure forever, his fame continue as long as the sun! May people be blessed in him, all nations call him blessed! [18] Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things. [19] Blessed be his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory! Amen and Amen! [20] The prayers of David, the son of Jesse, are ended. (ESV)

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