Psalm 72: Recognizing authority…

The psalmist prays to God asking for wisdom for the king. The context of this passage points directly to Christ as the enduring king. Do we recognize Him as such?  Do we see everything the psalmist describes and immediately, even viscerally, think, “that is the work of Jesus”?

Do I recognize the complete authority He has over every single thing, even that thing that took me by surprise? Do I see Him in it all?

And do I pray for others in authority over me? Pastors are on the front line of spiritual battle and yet we have to be reminded to pray for them–I have to be reminded to pray for my pastor.

Authority is a tricky thing. We would all be wise to recognize Jesus’ authority over everything and pray for the human authorities in our lives.

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