Solomon was known for his wisdom, a gift he received when the Lord said He would give Solomon anything he chose. Israel’s new king put this wisdom to great use as he strengthened the kingdom. Along with great wisdom God blessed him with great wealth. Psalm 72 was written about King Solomon, and it foreshadows Jesus, the King of all kings. The psalm begins as a prayer that God would give justice and righteousness to the king so the king will reign fairly. May prayer be made for him continually, and blessings invoked for him all the day! After a prayer for the land and the people of the cities, we get a foretaste of Jesus: May his name endure forever, his fame continue as long as the sun! May people be blessed in him, all nations call him blessed!
There is a day coming when every knee will bow to King Jesus and every tongue will proclaim that He is Lord of all. What a blessed day that will be! The world has never seen a king as good as Jesus. The world’s best diplomats, the wisest fairytale kings, leaders who have brought about the most needed reforms – Jesus is so much better than all these put together. Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things. Blessed be his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory! Amen and Amen!