Scripture Reference: 2 Samuel 7:12-24, Psalms 72
The Return Of The KingDr. Warren W. Wiersbe | March 28, 1976
Selected highlights from this sermon
Psalm 72 was written for Solomon, focusing on the subject of kingship. God appointed David as king over Israel and ordained that the Messiah would come through David’s royal line. From David’s prayer for Solomon, we learn what it means for Jesus to be King and how we can experience His kingship in our lives today.
Transcripts for Dr. Wiersbe's sermons are forthcoming. Below is an outline of his message.
God established David’s family as kings over Israel.
Because God appointed David as king, David was representing God on Earth.
God ordained that the Messiah would come through David’s royal line.
Psalm 72 was written for Solomon, focusing on the subject of kingship.
Psalm 72 helps understand what it means for Jesus to be king.
Jesus wants to be the king in our lives.
Three important functions of Psalm 72 that explain Jesus’ kingship.
- It functions as a prayer.
- David prayed for King Solomon’s reign.
- David praised God for His good works.
- David prayed faithfully for his son, but Solomon disobeyed God.
- Jesus is an even greater king than Solomon ever was.
- Solomon was known for his wisdom, wealth, and building the temple.
- Jesus has all of God’s wisdom, more wealth than we can imagine, and is building our lives in grace.
- We share in the riches of God’s grace and love.
- It functions as a prophecy.
- Jesus will one day reign on Earth.
- Jesus’ kingdom will be one of righteousness, justice, and peace.
- This psalm tells us of the character, duration, extent, subjects, and glory of Jesus’ reign.
- Jesus will solve all of the problems on this Earth.
- We will reign with Jesus as His bride.
- It functions as a promise.
- Jesus will reign over the whole Earth. Why not let Him reign in our lives?
- Letting Jesus reign in our lives is like the dawning of a new day.
- Jesus’ rule is gentle.
- Jesus makes our lives bright, beautiful, and bountiful.
Jesus wants to reign in our lives today.