Psalm 72: 1-8: What Are Some Of The Qualities Of A Good Leader

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PSALM 72: 1-7
Textual Idea: The psalmist was asking God to help his son/ his successor rule over the nation wisely and justly.
Sermon Idea: Being a Good Leader
Interrogative Question: What are some of the qualities of a good leader?
Sub Divisions:
To be Just (vs. 1-2)
To be righteous (vs. 1-3)
To bring peace (3-7)
Transitional Statements:
1. Not only are we to be just be we are also be to righteous.
This morning my sermon is en-titled Being a good leader. Psalms 72 contains a prayer (vss. 1-2), and then a prophecy (vss. 3-17) about a coming kingdom. It is about the best king that there can ever be. It is believed by some scholars that this Psalm was written by David for or about his son, Solomon, while others believe that it was written by Solomon.
You may be wondering today what are some qualities of a good leader? According to Psalm 72 three qualities of a good leader are: they are just, they are righteous, and they bring about peace.
TO BE JUST (Vs. 1-2)
My brothers and sisters looking at the text in verses 1 and 2 David said Endow the king with your justice, O God, the royal son with your righteousness. May he judge your people in righteousness, your afflicted ones with justice. We can see he use the word justice which means fairness, or being fair, the word justice was derive from the root word just. The dictionary definition of the word just means to be honourable and fair in your dealing with other people. Being just means that you have

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