I will not be with you at New Year so I would like to preach to you today, my New Year
Sermon. We are looking at Psalm 67, what is otherwise known as the missionary psalm.
This is a psalm written at harvest time, written during a time of blessing, a psalm that
reflects on God’s goodness and the purpose of God’s goodness. We come to the end of
2022 and look forward to 2023. There have been many difficulties that have been
experienced of late, some have experience sickness, or injury, or loss. But the steadfast
love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end, they are new every
morning. As we sit here today we need to remember that we are a blessed people. Not
only has God given us His best in His Son He has also with Him freely given us all things.
We ought to look back over this year with great gratitude for the Lord’s goodness to us.
Today I would like us to explore why we are blessed, to what end do we receive the
blessing of God, how should our hearts respond to these blessings, what should we want to
gain by these blessings?
This psalm will help us to do this under two headings, looking at v1-3 we will see that we
are to seek God’s glory; and the second half of the psalm points us to seeking the joy of the