READ : Psalm 67:1-7
The Psalmist begins with a request for God’s blessing. Then he gives an interesting reason: “That your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations” (v. 2). Later he says, “God will bless us, and all the ends of the earth will fear him” (v. 7).
Abraham was told that he would be blessed that he might be a blessing to all nations. That was wonderfully fulfilled when Christ was born as a descendant of Abraham.
Blessed to be a blessing. God has blessed us richly. Now we must look beyond ourselves to people troubled by great spiritual and material need. It is wrong for us to have a narrow selfish outlook. We must not be like the man who prayed, “God bless me, my wife, my son, his wife, us four and no more.” Yet, if we analyze our prayers, we might find more of that spirit than we realize. Those of you who have been greatly blessed of God, recognize and accept your great responsibility.
A man inherited a great fortune. There was an equal fortune for his brother on the other side of the world who knew nothing about it. How wrong if that man did not make every effort to locate his brother and tell him the good news. We who know Christ have a great responsibility to share our blessings.
Lord, give us a heart to fully share our blessings. Amen.