1 May God be merciful unto us, and bless us, *
and show us the light of his countenance, and be merciful unto us.
The psalmist humbly asks for God’s blessing for his people. In verse 5 we see that this blessing looks like an increase or abundance! This abundance is for a greater purpose. It is not for our own self gratification but that we can join God in giving and in healing the nations.
2 Let your way be known upon earth, *
your saving health among all nations.
When God blesses us with an increase we have the ability to tell others about God’s goodness through giving. We can let the good and loving ways of our God “be know upon earth.” When we are generous with our time, talent and treasure we share in God’s mission to bring saving health to all the nations!
What abundance has God blessed you with? What abundance might you need to bless others? Pray with our Psalmist that the Lord would bless us so that we might be a blessing to those around us.