Today’s Reading: Psalm 72, Exodus 18, Ezra 8, Romans 8:18‐39
Psalm 72 – Psalm 72 represents both the last psalm of book number two of the psalms, but also the last psalm in the section of the prayers of David. I believe that Solomon was the author of this psalm. I love what the king prays for.
In this section we see a king praying that he might rule the people well, that he would take care of the poor in his land, and that all nations of the earth might be blessed through his kingdom. What awesome things for a king to pray for! It is a good picture of what righteous leadership looks like.
Exodus 18 – Moses had a terrific father-in-law. Jethro loved Moses. He genuinely cared for his son-in-law. When he joined Moses in the wilderness and saw all that was on the plate of Moses, Jethro gave him GREAT advice. Moses wasn’t too proud to listen to godly advice. That is one of the signs of a great leader. Because Moses listened and created essentially the first government of the people of Israel.
Jethro knew the value of shared responsibility. Do you ever try to carry too much on your plate? It may be time for you to listen to Jethro’s advice too!
Ezra 8 – I didn’t add any notes to this section of Scripture.
Romans 8:18-39 – Paul brings this section of teaching to a close with an argument that all that we suffer on this side of glory cannot compare to the wonderful life that awaits those who trust in Christ as Savior. He then begins to describe God’s love – a love that reaches out to everyone, calls all to Himself, and yet forces non one to choose Him. Then Paul declares that nothing can separate the redeemed from the love of God. God’s everlasting love is described in great and awesome detail!