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  • Writer's pictureDanny Domingo

GOD IS MERCIFUL AND THE GIVER OF BLESSINGS


Psalm 67 is a prayer about making our God known to the whole world. The writer began Psalm 67 by praying, "May God be merciful and bless us. May his face smile with favor on us." He described God in two ways: God is merciful and the giver of blessing. Being merciful means that God does not give us what we deserve because of our sins and mistakes. We deserve to be condemned to hell because of our sins, but God gave us new life in our Lord Jesus because of His mercy. Romans 6:23 says, "For the wages (result) of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord." So, the writer prayed for all of us that God would be merciful and bless us so that as He shows His mercy towards us and gives us His blessing, the world may know that He is the true living God. 

 

Psalm 67:2-4 says, "May your ways be known throughout the earth, your saving power among people everywhere. May the nations praise you, O God. Yes, may all the nations praise you. Let the whole world sing for joy because you govern the nations with justice and guide the people of the whole world." Only our God's way can bring justice and restoration to this earth. We see conflicts, corruption, sinful lifestyles, suffering, and wars are rampant everywhere, and people are looking for answers. They try to use technology, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), advanced medicine, and all kinds of self-help methods. But none of those will help because our God is the only one who can change hearts. He is the only one who can turn a corrupt and sinful heart into a godly heart. This is the reason our Lord Jesus is the only Savior in the world, and God has shown mercy to those who believe in the Lord Jesus.

 

May the Lord show His mercy towards us and bless us with His favor today. Let us pray that the nations will experience God's mercy by believing in the Lord Jesus so that they may experience His blessings. 

 

Questions for application: (Think through these questions carefully, meditate on them while answering them, and let the Spirit of God speak to you.) How have I experienced God's mercy? Describe how God has blessed me? Why do the nations need to believe in Jesus as their Lord and Savior? 

 

Write down all the worries you face today and lift them up to God.

 

Prayer:

Dear Father in Heaven, You are merciful and the giver of blessings. Thank you for your mercy and for blessing me with your favor. I pray that the nations will come to believe in you, Lord Jesus, that they may experience God's mercy and your blessings. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen. 

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