PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Psalm 67
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“So that your ways may be known on earth.”(Psalm 67:2)
This is a prayer for God’s blessing.
But notice WHY the writer wants to be blessed.
SO THAT other people will know God and be blessed.
God originally chose Abraham to bless all nations (Genesis 12:3).
But as time passed, his family forgot about blessing others.
Jesus came for the sake of others, to bless all nations.
But he went further than seeking to be blessed.
He forfeited his own blessing, to bless others.
He emptied himself, so that others might be filled (Philippians 2:5-11).
Jesus calls us to go beyond seeking blessing.
As a Jesus follower, being a blessing is my life’s calling.
Maybe my prayer should be USE ME (not BLESS ME) to bless others!
We share with David and Jesus a concern for the nations.
But will I, like Jesus, sacrifice my blessings for others?
Lord, You are not calling me to seek your blessing, but to share your blessing. May I be a blessing today!