Psalm 67

A Call for God's Blessing on All Nations


Intro: In Psalm 67, the psalmist offers a prayerful call for God's blessing on all nations and the proclamation of His salvation to the ends of the earth. As we study this psalm from a New Covenant perspective, we will see how it points to Jesus Christ as the fulfillment of God's plan to bless all nations through His redemptive work. We will explore the themes of seeking God's favor, experiencing His salvation, and sharing His blessings with others.

Section 1: Seeking God's Favor (vs 1-2)

"May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us— so that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations."

Talking Points:

Harmony: Acts 4:12 (NIV), "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved."


Section 2: Experiencing God's Salvation (vs 3-5)

"May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you. May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples with equity and guide the nations of the earth. May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you."

Talking Points:

Harmony: Revelation 5:9 (NIV), "And they sang a new song, saying: 'You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.'"


Section 3: Sharing God's Blessings (vs 6-7)

"The land yields its harvest; God, our God, blesses us. May God bless us still, so that all the ends of the earth will fear him."

Talking Points:

Harmony: Matthew 5:16 (NIV), "In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."



Psalm 67 portrays a prayer for God's blessings to be poured out upon all nations, finding its ultimate fulfillment in Jesus. 

The psalmist's plea for God's face to shine upon us prefigures the grace and favor we receive through Jesus, who reveals God's love and mercy to the world (2 Corinthians 4:6, John 1:14). 

The psalmist's call for all nations to praise God anticipates Jesus' commission to make disciples of all nations and spread the Gospel to the ends of the earth (Matthew 28:19-20, Mark 16:15). 

The psalmist's proclamation of God's righteous rule over the nations points to Jesus as the King of kings and the Lord of all (Revelation 19:16, Philippians 2:9-11). 

The psalmist's declaration of God's abundant harvest and blessings aligns with the spiritual harvest brought about by Jesus, who said, "The harvest is plentiful" (Matthew 9:37, John 4:35). 

The psalmist's call for the earth to yield its increase foreshadows the transformation and restoration brought about by Jesus' work of redemption (Romans 8:19-21, Revelation 21:5). 

Psalm 67 leads us to Jesus as the source of God's blessings and the hope for all nations, inviting us to be vessels of His love and share the good news of salvation with the world.