Psalms 72

1. This is a prophetic psalm, in which Christ is typified by Solomon, whose name means ‘peace’.

2. What are the two outstanding personal characteristics of Christ as King, as seen in this psalm? See verses 1, 2 and 12-14; and cf. Ps. 116:5. What does the psalm say will be: (a) the results of his rule (verses 3-7, 12-14, 16, 17), and (b) the extent of his rule (verses 8-11)

3. Does not this psalm give a perfect picture of that happy earth that men are vainly trying to bring into being by their own wisdom and work? But, according to Scripture, who alone can bring it to pass, and to whom therefore should men look for its accomplishment? See verses 1, 17-19; and cf. Acts 4:12; Eph. 1:3.