Psalms 67:1-7 NIV
May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us— so that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations. May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you. May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples with equity and guide the nations of the earth. May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you. The land yields its harvest; God, our God, blesses us. May God bless us still, so that all the ends of the earth will fear him.
Some of us may recognise the beginning of this psalm; the words of God being gracious to us and making his face to shine upon us. You will find it also in Numbers 6 - it is the blessing that Aaron is to use to bless God's chosen people. What follows in the psalm is the people's response to being blessed. They want God to be known among the nations; they want God's desire for our salvation to be known across the earth. Then, not just themselves, but everyone, every nation will be able to join them in praising God. There is an obvious lesson here for us. When we ask for Jesus to bless us, let's not ask just for ourselves, but that others would come under that same blessing as they see Jesus blessing us. Would spreading the blessings of God helps us to Find One.
Lord Jesus, may you bless us greatly. May others see your blessings and may they be utterly blessed as well. In your name, Amen.