1 May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us–
2 so that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations.
3 May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you.
4 May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples with equity and guide the nations of the earth.
5 May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you.
6 The land yields its harvest; God, our God, blesses us.
7 May God bless us still, so that all the ends of the earth will fear him.
This Sunday we’ll be looking at Psalm 67. It’s a Psalm that lets us know in no uncertain terms from where our blessings come from…as God’s people, even as a nation. The thing we want to examine though, are the two words that get repeated twice in this poem…the words, so that. God is the source of all we count as blessings – and we certainly live in a nation which has seen its share of blessing in the form of supply and comfort – but what is our responsibility that comes with that blessing? So that…two very powerful words that remind us that our lives are not meant to be lived simply for ourselves. When you read this Psalm…how do you understand the “so that”?
See you Sunday!