His Salvation among all Nations

God be merciful to us and bless us, And cause His face to shine upon us. That Your way may be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations.

Psalms 67:1

It’s common in the Jewish tradition to refer to God as merciful and full of grace, He who blesses us. Especially before Shabbat, which is the time of His rest and blessings, a time to slow down and celebrate His goodness. 

This powerful scripture is actually a prayer: “Lord, keep blessing us, keep shining Your face on us.” 

That is our prayer for you today from Jerusalem for this Shabbat. May His mercy continue filling your life, and His face shine on you.

That Your way may be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations.

Psalm 67:2

Everything leads us to know God and know His way, and His way is Yeshua. 

We always pray that Yeshua will be made known to us, and we will continue to walk in His ways, fulfilling His plans and will for our lives. 

…Your salvation among all nations.

Psalm 67:2

In Hebrew: “be-kol goyim, yeshuat’cha” 

Among all nations, Your salvation. However, it can also mean: among all nations, Your Yeshua. 

Jesus’ name in Hebrew is Yeshua, which means salvation. That is what makes this biblical prayer and petition so powerful, that His ways may be made known, as well as His salvation (Yeshua). 

May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for You rule the peoples with equity and guide the nations of the earth.

Psalm 67:4

In Hebrew, it actually says: “May the nations know You!” When we know God, we will naturally praise Him. 

The next verse in Hebrew again repeats “May the nations know You!” 

Thinking of the approaching Shabbat, it is so important to know God, His ways and His Yeshua (salvation). 

When we know Him we will worship Him.
When we know God’s goodness, His wonderful heart and love, I will praise Him forever.