Daily Devotion for March 7, 2017

'Psalm 67' NAS

God be gracious to us and bless us,
And cause His face to shine upon us— Selah.
That Your way may be KNOWN on the earth,
Your SALVATION among all nations.
Let the peoples praise You, O God;
Let ALL the peoples praise You.
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy;
For You will judge the peoples with uprightness
And guide the nations on the earth. Selah.
Let the peoples praise You, O God;
Let ALL the peoples praise You.
The earth has yielded its produce;
God, our God, blesses us. God blesses us,
That all the ends of the earth may fear Him.

Brothers and sisters in Christ, may “God be gracious to us and bless us” as we remember that Christ has already “blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. Even before He made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in His eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into His own family by bringing us to Himself through Jesus Christ. This is what He wanted to do, and it gave Him great pleasure. So we praise God for the glorious grace He has poured out on us who belong to His dear Son. He is so rich in kindness and grace that He purchased our freedom with the blood of His Son and forgave our sins. He has showered His kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding” (Ephesians 1:3-8).
“God be gracious to us and bless us!”

Moreover, may God's “face to shine upon us” as we strive—through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit—to be a people who live by and keep God's Word. May His “face shine upon us” as we increasingly realize and live as though Christ is our greatest treasure. May His “face shine upon us” as we increasingly think, speak, and act like our Savior:” That (His) way may be KNOWN on the earth, (His) SALVATION among all nations!”
God: “cause (Your) face to shine upon us!”

Finally, may God “bless” our seeking-Him hearts, so WE can be a light and a blessing to others through our 1) daily doing “the good things He planned for us long ago” (Ephesians 2:10), 2) through our daily working “with enthusiasm” for the Lord (Ephesians 6:7), and 3) through our “boldly” explaining to others “God's secret plan:” the “Good News”...that ALL “the nations” may partake in the grace and blessing of our Lord through faith in Jesus Christ!

Lord: “Be gracious to us and bless us“ and “guide” us so “the peoples praise You, O God,” so “the earth” yields “its produce...That all the ends of the earth may fear Him!”

AMEN!!!

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