Psalms 67: God on the Throne

In Psalms 67, we read about how great it would be to have God ruling the world from the literal throne here on earth, and even though I know some people are probably already thinking, “Separation of church and state!” at least hear me out for the rest of this article.

Psa 67:1  To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm or Song. God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.

Psa 67:2  That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.

Psa 67:3  Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.

Psa 67:4  O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.

Psa 67:5  Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.

Psa 67:6  Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.

Psa 67:7  God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.

Now, notice that we are dealing with a definite presupposition here. In this situation, if God was literally on earth running the government, these are some of the results we would see. They are entirely consistent with the character of God.

For one thing, He would be a righteous judge. The point that He is fair and just is emphasized numerous times throughout the Bible, and it would be a major improvement over what we have right now. Honestly, you hear about our justice system here in America, and it is definitely not always fair or just. I’m sure that the rest of the world is similar. With God in charge, we would have a fair judge.

Also, God would be good for the people. He would bless them. Again, we see a lot of blessings from God all throughout the Bible when people follow His way. Think about the promises at the end of Deuteronomy. The people of Israel could have blessings, or they could have curses. It really depended on how they followed God. This verse seems to be making a similar point.

Let me tell you, even if these were the only two benefits of having God govern the entire earth, they are definitely steps in the right direction as compared to where we are now. There is no world leader who is perfect, but we do serve God who is.


Posted on January 18, 2014, in Psalms and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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