Vs. 2, “that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations.” This has well been known as the “missionary” psalm, but it is also a prophetic psalm because it points to what will happen one day. Until that day, we are called to be instruments of praise. Some scholars point that this event won’t happen until after the tribulation and during the 1000 year reign of Christ.
Regarding application…Praising God! Vs. 5, “May the peoples praise you, O God; may all the peoples praise you.” As we read this passage today, perhaps some of you were thinking about your own life & it relates to sharing Christ. If the whole world is going to praise God…then He needs to be shared. While missions & sharing Christ to the lost is very important, it is not the biggest reason. Why then? Because, Vs. 5 says that all people will praise Him. That’s God’s creation would glorify Him. Of course, we glorify God by getting His Word out, we glorify God when we preach the gospel, we glorify Him when people are saved….but most importantly….the purpose is to glorify God in all we do (I Cor. 10:31).