Psalm 67 – Blessed To Be A Blessing
May God be gracious to us and bless us; may he make his face shine upon us, so that your way may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations. (Psalms 67:1-2)
The Israelites understood that God only blesses us so we can glorify him and be a blessing to others. He said to Abram, “I will bless you, I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. (Gen. 12:2). God was talking specifically about Jesus, who would come from the line of Abram 1800 years later. God blessed the Israelites for the next 1800 years so they could be a witness of God’s grace, and eventually so they could bless the world with the most profound blessing imaginable: a savior.
So the question we always need to ask ourselves is, “God, what have you blessed me with? How do you want me to use it to glorify you and bless other people?” Maybe he’s blessed you with a good job and steady income. Maybe it’s a flexible work schedule. Maybe it’s unique skills, gifts, or training. Maybe it’s a natural ease at making new friends. How has God blessed you? How does he want you to use that blessing to bless others and “make his way known on earth, his salvation among all nations”?