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Psalm 67 calls all the people to sing out praises to God in response to his gracious blessing. Verse two tells why we ask for God's grace and blessing. It's so "that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations" (Psalm 67:2, ESV). The goal we have in mind as we ask for God's blessing is not our own good, but the good of all the earth, all the nations. We want God to bless and care for others.
Many of our secularist friends and neighbors would immediately say that couldn't possibly be our real attitude. Really? We want God to bless others? They will either think it is a cover for a hidden motive, or merely a way to persuade them to submit to whatever our goal for profit might be.
The fact is, as we see throughout the biblical record, God's desire is to bring good to those who trust him. That's it. He makes an offer of life, hope, and peace, achieved through trust in him. What's the catch? There is none. God's desire is to work good in our lives, despite our own hesitation, despite our hostility. God is the Lord of all blessing. He want to show that he is able to save all nations.
The work of Jesus, living a sinless life, dying on the cross as a perfect holy offering, and then rising from the dead as the firstfruits of the resurrection, all this brings glory to God. It shows that he is the savior, who has conquered death itself.
What's our work in response to Jesus' work? We are to believe on the Lord. That's it. He has done all the work.
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