Bible Society of South Africa
Neville Turley

Gems from the Psalms – Day 16

Tell the world

Bible text(s)

7The LORD is our God;

his commands are for all the world.

Psalms 105:7GNBOpen in Bible reader

19Go, then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples: baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

Matthew 28:19GNBOpen in Bible reader

11So also will be the word that I speak —

it will not fail to do what I plan for it;

it will do everything I send it to do.

Isaiah 55:11GNBOpen in Bible reader

Our gem for today is from a psalm praising the greatness of God. It recounts the story of the Israelites until their entry into the Promised Land.

Inspired by the Holy Spirit, the psalmist wrote better than he realised, for his psalm applies to everyone whom God has redeemed, even to today.

The truth of St. Augustine’s saying – “The New is in the Old concealed, the Old is in the New revealed” – is very evident in the book of Psalms. Like Augustine, we too can see, in the light of the New Testament, that in our Lord Jesus Christ, the full significance of the Old Testament is revealed.

In our verse today, the psalmist tells us that the Lord is our God; and his commands are for all the world. The message is clear. He is our God and we are to proclaim his greatness to the world.

That is a challenge to all Christians. How can we be part of our Lord’s great commission and be faithful to his command? “Go then, to all people everywhere and make them my disciples …” (Matthew 28:19).

God may not have called us to be full-time missionaries, but we can still fulfil an indispensable role in reaching out to the nations.

One method is through the Bible Society’s Bible-a-Month club. Through this outreach, one ensures people throughout the world receive Bibles, telling them of the greatness of God and what he has done through his son, our Lord Jesus Christ.

“It (my word) will not fail to do what I plan for it; it will do everything I send it to do.” (Isaiah 55:11)

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