“May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us, that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations.”—Psalm 67:1-2.
Many Christians are content to stay in verse one of this chapter, which ends at the first comma. They are happy to accept God’s goodness, but not particularly anxious to help others know the blessings of the Lord.
If we want to be serious about the Great Commission that Jesus gave us, we need to get past that comma. We need to understand that we have been blessed by God in order to pass that blessing along to others. We also need to realize that we can never experience the fullness of God’s blessing until we are actively helping others discover his ways and his salvation.
How much of your time is spent on the other side of the comma?