Thursday’s Thought

Give the king thy judgements, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king’s son (Psalm 72:1).
The psalm seems to have a two-fold meaning: first, it seems to address the present time in which it was written; second, it appears to be Messianic. King David prays for himself, his son and the Messiah to come. This first verse should impress upon us the fact, that one does not get so important that he or she no longer needs God. David was king of Israel, Solomon would be king of Israel and they both ruled during a prosperous time in Israel. Too often, men are placed into powerful positions and soon forget God. Nebuchadnezzar was reminded that God rules in the kingdom of men (Daniel 5:21). David stated these words: He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God (II Samuel 23:3).
We may find ourselves in agreement, concerning how men should rule over kingdoms, but how about how men should be the head of their homes and rule in their personal lives? God commands us to live our lives in love and fear of Him; God commands us to love our wives as Christ loved the church and to love our children by rearing them in the nurture and admonition of the Lord; God commands us to love our enemies; God commands us to seek first the kingdom of God.
It is often easy to see how a ruler of a nation should live their lives, but then we are blind as to how we should live our lives.
Let each of us know that indeed we need God every hour; let us realize that with God we can do all things, but without God can accomplish nothing and let our prayer be for God to rule in our lives and in the lives of our families.