PRAISE THE LORD
Then you will say on that day, “I will give thanks to you O Lord; For although You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away, And You comfort me. Isaiah 12:1.
Save us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the nations, to give thanks to Your holy name and glory in Your praise. Psalm 106:47
Make known His deeds among the peoples – The irony is that in this future time believing Israel will finally fulfill the purpose God had ordained for His Chosen People from the beginning of their creation as a nation, a purpose that they largely failed to fill as Ezekiel says…
When they came to the nations the Gentiles, the peoples, where they went, they profaned polluted, desecrated, treated with irreverence and contempt My holy name, because it was said to them, ‘These are the people of the LORD, yet they have come out of His land Referring to their removal by God from Judah and into exile in Babylon.’ Ezekiel 36:20.
The believing Jews are to be ambassadors for the Messiah, continually seeking to point the peoples to Him and His supremacy. This is applicable to all believers today – we should be ready to make known His great and awesome deeds in a way that exalts His Name above every name that has ever been named. The Psalms repeatedly echo the charge to us to declare God’s greatness and glory and works among the nations…
Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. Psalm 96:3.
Let them also offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, and tell of His works with joyful singing. Psalm 107:22.
I will not die, but live, and tell of the works of the LORD. Psalm 118:17
The Psalmist prays for God ways and salvation to be made known among the peoples…
God be gracious to us and bless us, and cause His face to shine upon us Selah. That Your way may be known on the earth, your salvation among all nations Gentiles – once again we see God’s heart is for the salvation of the nations! Psalm 67:1-2.