Solomon’s position as king and his reign are the high water mark of man’s influence over the world as a righteous sovereign. 1 Kings 3:12b states from the LORD God Himself: “Behold, I have given you a wise and discerning heart, so that there has been no one like you before you, nor shall one like you arise after you.
Also in 2 Chronicles 1:1: “Now Solomon the son of David established himself securely over the kingdom, and the LORD his God was with him and exalted him greatly.”
In Psalm 72, we see the expectation of the effect of the king’s wonderful rule. The hope of a good king must come from our God. This psalm of Solomon shows us he recognizes his lack of ability to rule rightly and the ability to do so comes from God. “Give the king Your judgments, O God, and Your righteousness to the king’s son. May he judge Your people with righteousness and Your afflicted with justice.” vs. 1-2.
In other words my dear one, “abide under the shadow of the Almighty!”
Robert Thompson has been the senior pastor of Chapel Woods Presbyterian Church in Snellville since May 2003. He graduated from Covenant Theological Seminary in 1986. Robert is also Chairman of the Board of Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship. He and his wife Wanda have been married for 43 years. They have three adult daughters, Amanda and twins Rebecca and Sarah. Amanda is married to Jerry Jones and they have three daughters of their own. Rebecca is married to Wesley Payton; they have two sons. Sarah is married to Mark Magdziarz and they have two daughters and two sons.