“May God be merciful and bless us.
May his face smile with favor on us. Interlude
May your ways be known throughout the earth,
your saving power among people everywhere.”
Psalm 67.1-2 NLT
Israel received God’s blessing in order to make his ways known to “people all over the world” v. 7, so that they might fear him. The focus of the psalm is v. 4, the just government and guidance of God, which brings joy to the world.
As God’s people today, the church has been given the mission to make God’s salvation known to all. How should the church show that this mission has priority?