Psalm 66 was a song of celebration and joy. We are connected to our Creator by actions, knowledge and praise; both His and ours. We have been tried by hard times and have seen the rewards. We know the value of the protection that faith gives, that the truth we know is all the armor we need against the trouble that comes our way.
This next lesson announces the governance that rules the kingdom. This is knowledge that gives confidence in the fairness of the King of justice, it gives direction for our action and reason for our praise.
67. Fairly Governed
God be merciful to us, and bless us, and cause your face to shine on us. So it is.
May the way of your healing salvation be shown on earth among all nations.
Let the people praise You, O Lord, let all the people praise You.
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,
You shall judge the people fairly and govern them all. So it shall be.
Let the people praise You, O God, let all the people praise You.
The earth shall yield its bounty and the Lord our God shall bless us.
God shall bless us and all the ends of the earth shall fear Him. So it shall always be.
After all the trials and tears we have been through here is what exists in Godís sight. It is a straightforward description of well ordered nations and people and we are told it will always be. We ask to be seen, knowing that only the truth comes to the presence of the Lord. We know that healing salvation comes to his creation and we feel glad and give praises. Itís as if only the good part of the world we are used to really exists and the rest of it is only an illusion.
We give our praise in word and song, our Lord judges and governs fairly and all his people are uplifted by their praise. These things do happen, the earth yields its bounty, the Lord blesses us and all feel the fear of only Him. This is a final lesson, that all fear is of God only and nothing else matters. The blessings come always and all they cost us is our thanks.