FRIDAY, August 6
Scripture: Psalm 72:1-4
Solomon’s use of wisdom to administer his office makes clear God’s assigned purpose for the Kingly anointing. He says in verses one and two, “Give the king Your judgments, O God, And your righteousness to the king’s Son. He will judge Your people with righteousness, And Your poor with justice.” The job of the King was to judge and war against evil thereby restoring God’s justice to every person. The American pioneers understood the necessity for capitalism because they lived under kings and queens who owned everything. In socialism the government becomes the “king and queen” and they own everything and guarantee a level of poverty for everyone. The early Fathers said, no. We trust in God’s individual freedom for every man and we are going to guarantee it and thereby limit government. An expansive government through tax and regulation impoverishes everyone until the people demand covenant justice and the judgment of God on the heads of the perpetrators. That is the only way to take a nation back. God promises to speak to the perpetrators in His wrath. Asking God to “aph” the enemy (speak to them in His wrath) is biblical!