Psalm 72

What defines a King as worthy? Psalm 72 is presented as a prayer by King David on behalf of his son, Solomon. And yet, this Psalm’s focus is on the duties of a model King. As stated by commentator Craig Broyles, the message of this Psalm is that “power is achieved not by grasping for the most, but by caring for the least.”

This Psalm will complete the second of the five books of Psalms.