Let us seek the Lord in this new year.
The Psalmist in the 67th prays to God for His grace in his life and His glory in the world. He uses part of the Aaronic Benediction of Numbers 6:24-26 (which I often use as the Benediction at the end of our Sunday Morning Worship Services.) The song-psalm of Psalm 67 should remind us of our need of the favor of God and the need of the world need to see Him, come to know Him, fear (reverently trust) Him, and worship and praise Him. The end-goal is praise to God. This should be our consuming passion, that is, for God to be glorified.
For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm. A song.
1 May God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face to shine upon us,
2 that Your way may be known on earth, Your saving power among all nations.
3 Let the peoples praise You, O God; let all the peoples praise You!
4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for You judge the peoples with equity
and guide the nations upon earth.
5 Let the peoples praise You, O God; let all the peoples praise You!
6 The earth has yielded its increase; God, our God, shall bless us.
7 God shall bless us; let all the ends of the earth fear Him!
Selah (meditate on this) and let it move your heart and motivate your life in this new year. Let us seek His favor and His glory. Let us trust Him, obey Him, and love Him more than we did last year. I am sure that this will please our Lord. He is worthy of it.
Let us seek Him in Jesus’ Name, the One crucified for us and risen from the dead!
Blessed be His Name.
God bless you in 2022!
Grace and peace,