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“Let All the Peoples Praise Thee”
Psalms 66:16-20 ; Psalms 67:1-7
Come and hear, Psalms 66:16-20
The psalm began with Come and see, Psalms 66:5 . Compare Mark 5:19-20 ; John 4:29 . It will be one of the employments of heaven to go from group to group to tell what God has done for us. But each hearer will have a tale as wonderful as ours. We must praise without stint, and pray with pure and unselfish motives. From such prayers God will not turn away.
Psalms 67:1-7 , like Psalms 65:1-13 , was composed for use at an annual festival. “Bless us,” say the saints in yearning prayer. “God shall bless us,” is the certain answer of faith, Psalms 67:1 ; Psalms 67:7 . We desire blessing, not to hoard for ourselves, but that all mankind may share with us. Ask for God’s smile on yourself alone, and you will miss it; ask for it that you may reflect and pass it on, and the Lord will become your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning will be ended.
Four times the psalmist cries, Let the peoples praise thee, R.V. In answer to his appeal, it seemed as if the whole world had broken out into fresh fertility. Our own God, Psalms 67:6 . He has given Himself to us, and each may have the whole of the fullness as an estate of boundless extent and wealth, Numbers 18:20 ; Psalms 16:5 .
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Meyer, Frederick Brotherton. "Commentary on Psalms 67". "F. B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/
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