Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Psalms Chapter 72
Metaphysically Interpreting Psalms 72:1-20
A Psalm of Solomon.
72:11Yea, all kings shall fall down before him;
All nations shall serve him.
72:12For he will deliver the needy when he crieth,
And the poor, that hath no helper.
72:13He will have pity on the poor and needy,
And the souls of the needy he will save.
Amen, and Amen.
September 26, 1920: Psalms 72:1-20
In individual consciousness, what is the meaning of the word Saul? Saul means the executive power of the mind, that by us which directs and leads our spiritual thoughts into a larger degree of freedom.
Can we say that Saul really represents Divine Will? Saul represents Divine Will as man apprehends and uses it in personal leadership.
What does David represent? David represents love. He was the well beloved of the Lord. His constancy, his faithfulness to his friends, his universal kindness and charity, all prove the predominance of the love quality in his nature.
Was David able to manifest the unselfish love of our Savior, Jesus Christ? No. David demonstrated up to the point where he could say of the Lord, “My Shepherd;” Jesus came to that place in consciousness where his unselfish love reached out and encompassed all people, and where he could say “Our Father.”
Give the meaning of Solomon, as applied m individual consciousness. Solomon represents the wisdom of Spirit; he typifies that in us which is able to turn within and make conscious at-one-ment with the light of Spirit.
Was Solomon able to express the full light of Spirit? No. Through allying himself with heathenish tribes for the sake of peace, he opened the way for the inflow of those unenlightened forces that eventually divided his kingdom.
What is the great lesson to be gleaned from a close study of the lives of these monarchs? The lesson to be gleaned is that, to continue to unfold spiritually, and to be successful, one must live [unreadable] close to Spirit, and must be ever humble and obedient before the Lord. Outer success and personal glory tend to make one all-sufficient in himself, and this mental attitude shuts off the light of Spirit. Knowing that all power is from the Lord, and being always willing to do the unselfish act for the good of all, insure peace and happiness, and an eternal kingdom, which can never be divided against itself.
November 6, 1932: Psalms 72:9-17
In our lesson today what king is idealized? The psalmist was looking forward to the advent of the Christ, the prince of Peace.
Do we look forward to the reign of Jesus Christ here on the earth? Jesus said, “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I come again and will receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:3). When read in the letter, this would indicate the heaven to which the literalist followers of Jesus have looked forward after death. However, Jesus appeared again and again out of the omnipresent ethers; and He said, “Lo, I am with you always.” Hence it must be that the “place” is the externalization here and now of the ideal heaven.
How shall we know when the heavenly place prepared for redeemed man appears? When justice and righteousness and an equal distribution of the products of the earth prevail, we shall know that the Christ Spirit is quickening the hearts of men the world over.
How shall we help to bring about the appearance of the One described by the psalmist? The answer is contained in the 15th verse:
Transcribed by Lloyd Kinder on 11-28-2013