King David’s Last Psalm – Glorify God in Every Nation

 King David wrote many Psalms and was someone God said, “is a man after my own heart.” Psalm 72 is the last one David wrote (v. 20 “The prayers of David, the son of Jesse, are ended.”). This Psalm is all about God being glorified and worshipped in all the Earth, by people of all nations. This is particularly evident in verses 8-11, 17, and 19.

This Psalm concludes by saying, “Blessed be His glorious name forever; may the whole Earth be filled with His glory!”

It’s almost like a foreshadowing of the Great Commission Jesus gives. Which would make sense, seeing as how David is often viewed as a character in the “typology” of Jesus, someone whose role foreshadows the coming Messiah. David was a good king, but his life points toward the promised, Perfect King – Jesus.

I find it interesting that the last Psalm that king David writes is all about God of everything being worshipped by people from “all nations,” from “seas to sea,” “to the ends of the Earth.” And the True King, the coming Messiah, in His last message, commands His disciples to go and make disciples of all nations.

But that’s not even the end of it. The Psalm by the imperfect king David, as well as the command by the Perfect, coming King is fulfilled!
“After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”
Revelation 7:9-10


About Aaron Golby

Christian. Husband to Katherine.
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