S (Scripture): Psalm 72
12 For [the King] delivers the needy when they call,
the poor and those who have no helper.
13 He has pity on the weak and the needy,
and saves the lives of the needy.
14 From oppression and violence he redeems their life;
and precious is their blood in his sight.
O (Observation): The King is addressed in this psalm. The ideal picture of a king is laid out in this psalm. The king is praised for serving the needy, he defends the cause of the poor and crushes the oppressor. The ideal king rules with righteousness and governs the poor with justice.
A (Application): The cause of the poor and needy is always with us. Sometimes, we even do some good in the cause of justice for the poor amongst us.
We Americans live in a nation where we believe we get what we…
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