Psalms 72 Metaphysical Bible Interpretation

Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Psalms Chapter 72

Metaphysically Interpreting Psalms 72:1-20

A Psalm of Solomon.

72:1Give the king thy judgments, O God,
    And thy righteousness unto the king's son.

72:2He will judge thy people with righteousness,
    And thy poor with justice.

72:3The mountains shall bring peace to the people,
    And the hills, in righteousness.

72:4He will judge the poor of the people,
    He will save the children of the needy,
    And will break in pieces the oppressor.

72:5They shall fear thee while the sun endureth,
    And so long as the moon, throughout all generations.

72:6He will come down like rain upon the mown grass,
    As showers that water the earth.

72:7In his days shall the righteous flourish,
    And abundance of peace, till the moon be no more.

72:8He shall have dominion also from sea to sea,
    And from the River unto the ends of the earth.

72:9They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him;
    And his enemies shall lick the dust.

72:10The kings of Tarshish and of the isles
    shall render tribute:
The kings of Sheba and Seba
    shall offer gifts.

72:11Yea, all kings shall fall down before him;
    All nations shall serve him.

72:12For he will deliver the needy when he crieth,
    And the poor, that hath no helper.

72:13He will have pity on the poor and needy,
    And the souls of the needy he will save.

72:14He will redeem their soul from oppression and violence;
    And precious will their blood be in his sight:

72:15And they shall live;
    and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba:
And men shall pray for him continually;
    They shall bless him all the day long.

72:16There shall be abundance of grain in the earth
    upon the top of the mountains;
    The fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon:
And they of the city shall flourish
    like grass of the earth.

72:17His name shall endure for ever;
    His name shall be continued as long as the sun:
And men shall be blessed in him;
    All nations shall call him happy.

72:18Blessed be Jehovah God, the God of Israel,
    Who only doeth wondrous things:

72:19And blessed be his glorious name for ever;
    And let the whole earth be filled with his glory.

Amen, and Amen.

72:20The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.

September 26, 1920: Psalms 72:1-20

LESSON INTERPRETATION

In individual consciousness, what is the meaning of the word Saul? Saul means the executive power of the mind, that by us which directs and leads our spiritual thoughts into a larger degree of freedom.

Can we say that Saul really represents Divine Will? Saul represents Divine Will as man apprehends and uses it in personal leadership.

What does David represent? David represents love. He was the well beloved of the Lord. His constancy, his faithfulness to his friends, his universal kindness and charity, all prove the predominance of the love quality in his nature.

Was David able to manifest the unselfish love of our Savior, Jesus Christ? No. David demonstrated up to the point where he could say of the Lord, “My Shepherd;” Jesus came to that place in consciousness where his unselfish love reached out and encompassed all people, and where he could say “Our Father.”

Give the meaning of Solomon, as applied m individual consciousness. Solomon represents the wisdom of Spirit; he typifies that in us which is able to turn within and make conscious at-one-ment with the light of Spirit.

Was Solomon able to express the full light of Spirit? No. Through allying himself with heathenish tribes for the sake of peace, he opened the way for the inflow of those unenlightened forces that eventually divided his kingdom.

What is the great lesson to be gleaned from a close study of the lives of these monarchs? The lesson to be gleaned is that, to continue to unfold spiritually, and to be successful, one must live [unreadable] close to Spirit, and must be ever humble and obedient before the Lord. Outer success and personal glory tend to make one all-sufficient in himself, and this mental attitude shuts off the light of Spirit. Knowing that all power is from the Lord, and being always willing to do the unselfish act for the good of all, insure peace and happiness, and an eternal kingdom, which can never be divided against itself.

November 6, 1932: Psalms 72:9-17

In our lesson today what king is idealized? The psalmist was looking forward to the advent of the Christ, the prince of Peace.

Do we look forward to the reign of Jesus Christ here on the earth? Jesus said, “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I come again and will receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:3). When read in the letter, this would indicate the heaven to which the literalist followers of Jesus have looked forward after death. However, Jesus appeared again and again out of the omnipresent ethers; and He said, “Lo, I am with you always.” Hence it must be that the “place” is the externalization here and now of the ideal heaven.

How shall we know when the heavenly place prepared for redeemed man appears? When justice and righteousness and an equal distribution of the products of the earth prevail, we shall know that the Christ Spirit is quickening the hearts of men the world over.

How shall we help to bring about the appearance of the One described by the psalmist? The answer is contained in the 15th verse:

And men shall pray for him continually;
    They shall bless him all the day long.

Transcribed by Lloyd Kinder on 11-28-2013