Let All the Peoples Praise You

God’s blessing is a means to the end of God’s way of being known among all nations. How are we using the gifts of God to fulfill the commission of God?

  • Our world is out of balance because we don’t want God at the center.
  • God’s blessings are a means to the end of God’s way being known among all peoples.
  • The goal of global missions is worldwide worship.

Psalm 67:1-7

67 May God be gracious to us and bless us
    and make his face to shine upon us, Selah
that your way may be known on earth,
    your saving power 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 judge the peoples with equity
    and guide the nations upon earth. Selah
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
    let all the peoples praise you!

The earth has yielded its increase;
    God, our God, shall bless us.
God shall bless us;
    let all the ends of the earth fear him!

Why Have We Settled for Mediocre Missions?

  1. The Shine Has Become Dull (67:1) – It will be near impossible to shine a light in dark places if we aren’t still glowing from being in His presence.
  2. The Blessings Have Become Hoarded (67:2) – We cannot be aggressive in missions if we hoard all the resources to ourselves.
  3. The Tribalism Has Become Accepted (67:3, 5) – Believing that God is only for people like you is the antithesis of the gospel.
  4. The Message Has Become Altered (67:4) – If the message of God’s people sounds like bad news, it is not the gospel.
  5. The Direction Has Become Confusing (67:4) – We cannot point people toward truth if we don’t know the way ourselves.
  6. The Glory Days Have Passed (67:6) – If God has worked in the past, why would we think He is unable to work in the future?
  7. The Resources Have Been Reallocated (67:7) – The blessings of God are intended to fuel the mission of God – not immobilize the religious.

Your passion for the mission will never outgrow your zeal for God.