The Reign of the Righteous King

721 Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 72:1

Commentary on Psalm 72:1

(Read Psalm 72:1)

This psalm belongs to Solomon in part, but to Christ more fully and clearly. Solomon was both the king and the king's son, and his pious father desired that the wisdom of God might be in him, that his reign might be a remembrance of the kingdom of the Messiah. It is the prayer of a father for his child; a dying blessing. The best we can ask of God for our children is, that God would give them wisdom and grace to know and to do their duty.