The Perpetuity and Beneficence of Christ's Reign
Psalm 72:5
They shall fear you as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.

Like the treacherous signal-boats that are sometimes stationed by the wreckers off an iron-bound coast, the shifting systems of false religion are continually changing their places. Like them, they attract only to bewilder, and allure only to destroy. The unwary mariner follows them with a trembling uncertainty, and only finds out where he is when he feels his ill-fated vessel crashing into a thousand fragments on the beach. But how different to these floating and delusive systems is that unchanging Gospel of Christ, which stands forth like the towering lighthouse of Eddystone, with its beacon blaze streaming far out over the midnight sea. It moves not, it trembles not, for it is founded upon a rock. Year by year the storm-stricken mariner looks out for its star-like light as he sweeps in through the British Channel. It is the first object that meets his eye as he returns on his homeward voyage; it is the last he beholds long after his native land has sunk beneath the evening wave. So is it with the unchanging Gospel of Christ. While other systems rise and fall, and pass into nothingness, this Gospel, like its immutable Author, is the same "yesterday, to-day, and for ever." While other false and flashing lights are extinguished, this, the true light, ever shineth.

(T. L. Cuyler, D. D.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.

WEB: They shall fear you while the sun endures; and as long as the moon, throughout all generations.

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