Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Psalm 72:6-7 : May the king's rule be refreshing like spring rain on freshly cut grass, like the showers that water the earth. May all the godly flourish during his reign.
Read - 1 Kings 4:1-34, 2 Chronicles 1:14-17, Psalm 72, Psalm 127
Solomon’s life is summed up. His kingdom is from sea to sea. His people are blessed. His wisdom is unrivaled. His wealth - immeasurable. As you read the first half of Psalm 72, Solomon is asking for many selfless blessings that will ensure the people of Israel are protected and led well. These thoughts are great models of how to ask God to bless us…not in selfish lists of personal need but in grand requests of Kingdom value!
Lord, may any leadership You give me be a blessing to those whom I lead.
He composed 3,000 Proverbs. As we prepare to read through the book of Proverbs that include many of them, consider that he wrote even more!
Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted. Psalm 127 is a sobering reminder that there are all kinds of work to involve yourself in the world but the only worthwhile and sustaining work is work that is willed by God. Is the work of your life work on something under the authority of God or something in opposition to God? How can you know? If you are working against God then that work will be in vain. If you are working for Him then your work will bear fruit. This is a critical part of Knowing God so that you can obediently serve Him!