Psalm 67:1–4 (NKJV) —
1 God be merciful to us and bless us,
And cause His face to shine upon us, Selah
2 That Your way may be known on earth,
Your salvation among all nations.
3 Let the peoples praise You, O God;
Let all the peoples praise You.
4 Oh, let the nations be glad and sing for joy!
For You shall judge the people righteously,
And govern the nations on earth. Selah
Psalm 67 is one of those beautiful psalms that speaks of God’s greatness. Let’s look closely at the first four verses. The very first statement is a request to God for His mercy. God have mercy on us. God forgive us. We have sinned and we ask for Your great mercy. This opening request acknowledges that we are all sinners, helpless and without a way to save ourselves. But God is merciful. God’s mercy is talked about in scripture more than any of His other attributes. This is because God freely gives mercy to all who repent and come to Him. Once we receive His mercy, we can then receive His blessings. Blessings flow constantly from God.
Ephesians 1:3 (NKJV) — 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
God pours out blessings on us. He pours out blessings on everyone, but especially on those of us who are born again…those of us called by His name.
After this request in verse 2, the psalmist acknowledges that God’s mercy and blessings for His people will be seen among all the nations. All the nations will see His great salvation.
Revelation 21:24 (NKJV) — 24 And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it.
God’s mercy shines throughout the nations. People see His great mercy every day and come to Him. In the Kingdom that is coming, the nations of those who are saved shall walk in the light of Jesus. What an awesome thing to look forward to.
Verses 3 and 4 of Psalm 67 speak of this time. The nations will praise Him. We will all be glad and full of joy at the great reign of Jesus Christ. When Jesus reigns over the nations on the earth, then we will see the world as it should be. His judgment will be pure righteousness. His reign will be pure joy for His people.
Are you one of those who will walk in His light? Are you born again?
In His Service, Scott
This Week’s Reading Plan:
- Day 1 – Psalm 96-102
- Day 2 – Psalm 103-105
- Day 3 – Psalm 106-107
- Day 4 – Psalms 108-114
- Day 5 – Psalms 115-118
- Day 6 – Psalms 119
- Day 7 – Psalms 120-125