Thursday, April 17, 2008

Quick word

If you are familiar with many scriptures you are familiar with this one:
Psalm 67:1
1 God be merciful to us and bless us, And cause His face to shine upon us, Selah

Something I read tonight puts a whole new spin on this verse for me.
"When a king smiled on a supplicant with pleasure, the petitioner was likely to receive his request..." (John MacArthur Study Bible NKJV)

Then the next verse:
2 That Your way may be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations.
We can so selfishly wrap that first verse up and apply it all to ourselves but the point in life is that we glorify God on this earth...not just receive blessings for ourselves. Yes we need mercy and blessing but oh that our lives would be blameless and that our prayers be in accordance with His will that He might be brought glory and that HIS ways would be known on earth and His salvation among all the nations.

So, yes Lord please make your face to shine apon us and grant our requests. God that my heart and our hearts would be to do Your will and that You would give us Your holy King of Kings nod of approval as You turn Your face to us. You are so worthy Lord.

1 comment:

BethAnne said...

Our purpose IS to glorify God....sometimes I need to remember that when I get impatient or dare I say hateful?

I hope you are doing well!