God be merciful to us and bless us, and cause His face to shine upon us that Your way may be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations. Let the peoples praise You, O God; let all the peoples praise You. Oh, let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You shall judge the people righteously, and govern the nations on earth. Let the peoples praise You, O God; let all the peoples praise You. Then the earth shall yield her increase; God, our own God, shall bless us. God shall bless us, and all the ends of the earth shall fear Him. (To the Chief Musician. On Stringed Instruments. A Psalm. A Song. Psalm 67)
The Lord Blesses And We Praise Him
There will never be a time that we can fail to see the wonderful blessings God has given to each one of us. As the clay formed by the potter, our lives are molded and formed by the hand of the Creator and recipient of all the blessings in a world established for His glory and our needs. The heavens declare His handiwork and no man can take glory in its making. Life comes from the hand of God and the rising and setting of the sun is by His will and His command. All things that have been and now exist are commanded by the word of the Lord held together for the judgment of God. When man strips himself of his mantle of pride, he sees clearly the only one to praise is the Lord God.
David felt the presence of God in his life and acknowledged the power of God’s blessings in the world as supreme. The righteous judgment of the Lord is pure and everlasting. He governs the nations by His word declaring their beginning and end. There is no power that exists that is not established by the will of the Lord. Nature itself cries out of a great and powerful Creator. The earth bears testimony of the hand of creation showing order, design and purpose in every molecule of the universe. Without the advantage of modern science, David could see the blessings of God abounding in the world giving praise to the Lord Creator. His only response was to praise God.
What we need more than anything in our hectic filled rushing about daily grind are hearts that are filled with the praise of God. Too often, we are so busy with our lives we fail to stop and see the wonder of the Father in the world about us. He declares His glory and we do not hear Him. He paints a landscape of incredible beauty but we do not see it. His word is filled with the incredible wisdom of the ages and we do not have time to listen. The increase of the world is quiet testimony of how merciful God has been to us and by His hand has provided all things for our good. When we fail to acknowledge the blessings of God we fail to fear Him. The Lord God needs to be our God, our Maker, our Provider and our Redeemer.
On this day of worship, let us know the way of the Lord and bless Him. Let us praise Him and be glad singing for joy. He is our Deliverer and has promised to save us. God bless us and may we fear Him in the joy of His power knowing He has promised us an eternal home with Him. Praise God.