Sunday, 11 October 2015

Pondering the Psalms 15 - Psalm 67


Each Sunday I am going to choose a Psalm and write down some brief thoughts on  it.


Today I'm looking at Psalm 67 


This is another short Psalm



For me this Psalm falls into four parts:

V. 11
A Blessing

V. 2
An Effect

V. 3-6
A Song of Praise

V. 7
A Result



A Blessing.
The mercy of God shown to us is a great blessing.
The kindness and love of God adds to that.
Everything is contained in His Grace to us, blessings to us and His love shining on us
Notice the Selah - so we stop and ponder here on this verse especially.


An Effect.
Blessing others brings the goodness and stability of God's love upon the world.
As He shines on us we will shine to the world so they will see His love through our love for them.


A Song of Praise.
Everyone should Praise God.
How can we not Praise Him when we are thankful for all His Blessings to us.
We should praise Him for all that He is and how He blesses us.
God's Righteous deeds should bring gladness & joy throughout the world.
Through our Praise of God others will come to know Him and Praise Him too.
As people turn to the true God in Praise, His Blessings will flow.


A Result.
Such a blessing to be poured out by God that all the world will know the effects of this and will know that it is the hand of God.






It is important we remember what blessing means.

It is the bestowing of
God's favour and protection upon someone.

What more could we ask for?

What else could we possibly ask for our broken world.





12 comments:

  1. Love this post Sandra! It's brief but with substance. I love reading the 5 posts above mine on the 31 Days Survivor group... but, it's hard to write, post, read, comment, tweet, Facebook share and LIVE NORMAL LIFE this month of #write31days :O Love the pure Word :D

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  2. I think the word blessing gets overused and often used in the wrong way. I love how you broke this verse down and really looked at it. thanks!

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  3. I love how you broke this down. Thankful for his blessings.

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  4. His blessings are assurances of his love. How wonderful he is.

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  5. I really love the song of praise portion of this. I have never read the psalms the way you're doing them through this series. It's making me look at them differently. Thanks!

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  6. "God be merciful to us, and bless us; and cause His face to shine upon us." -- Amen.

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  7. Love that our witness to others comes through God's blessing us as well as our praising Him. Love how you broke it down.

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  8. God's mercy, His love, His grace. I can't imagine what my life would be like without them. Such awe-inspiring blessings! Thanks for sharing your thoughts here on this Psalm. Following you at Deb's today.

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  9. This is a psalm that I haven't spent much time with. Going to make a point of it -- funny how different psalms become favorites of different people. Thanks for highlighting it here!

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  10. I love the blessings others part. We pray and ask God to do things for ourselves, and sometimes miss the point of blessings others with what He has already blessed us with. Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week :)

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  11. Thank you for sharing your encouragement with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! :)

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  12. I'm thankful for the blessings the Lord give me every day! Thanks for sharing with Thankful Thursdays.

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