As our team opened the prayer time last evening, Randy referred to Psalm 67 as it contains one of the sweetest expressions of universal worship of any Scriptures. “Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you!” (67:3). This verse is repeated in verse 5 and the whole Psalm expresses a longing that God’s “ways may be known on earth….and saving power among all nations” so that “all the ends of the earth fear Him” (2, 7).
Though we are not certain of the human author, it is certain that the divine author, the Holy Spirit, reveals over and over that God is going to receive praise from all nations. This is one of the central themes of Scripture that drives NFI.
Two prophets make this truth clear in other statements. “The earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea” (Isaiah 11:9). “The earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.” (Habakkuk 2:14).
This could happen without activity on our part, making God’s choice of us, the Church, so very important that we cooperate with Him in getting His message to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8). Will we take up such a glorious privilege and carry the message to the unreached?