by Del Tackett
In today’s Psalm (67) we find one of those 30,000-foot views that God is gracious to occasionally provide for us. We need these, because we often get caught up in the muck and mire of a world that presses us ever so much inwardly and therefore hopelessly. Here is the key verse:
God blesses us… so that all ends of the earth may fear Him. (verse 7)
The previous verse provides the context: All of this is the result of the fruitfulness that comes from God’s blessings.
This Psalm opens and closes with the same message:
God is gracious to us, blesses us, causes His face to shine upon us – so that His ways may be known on the earth; His salvation among all the nations.
Therefore, as the rest of the Psalm states: all the peoples will praise Him… all the nations will be glad and sing for joy!
O, dear Remnant! Is this not what we long for? Is this not what we are praying for?
God has entrusted this kingdom work to us – His people – the common Christian family. This is why we did the Engagement Project, so that we might see Christian families, all over the world, building deep relationships with those in their Jerusalem; tearing down walls; building up trust; speaking words of love and truth to those providentially placed near them…
So that all the ends of the earth may fear Him.
We have been graciously given everything we need to do this. May it be so!
He is the vine; we are the branches. The world has never been more ripe for the people of God to be the people of God.