We all want peace. In fact, the ancient people of God in the Old Testament were longing for peace. They looked forward to a day when that peace would be established by God Himself, and Psalm 87 reveals their longing for the peace of God.
The psalmist was looking forward to the day when believers from every corner of the globe will come together with love for God and one another. In that day, the holy city will be founded on the Rock of Ages, the Lord Jesus Christ. Any ministry, any church, or any home that is not built on that foundation will crumble. Any foundation other than the Rock of Ages is sinking sand.
Our God is a global God.
People will come to God through Jesus Christ from every corner of the globe, from every tongue, from every nation, from the east and the west, from the north and the south, and from the ends of the earth.
Our God is the God of the universe. Our God is a global God. Our God loves all people everywhere, equally. When our only focus is our little world and our little problems, we miss out on the great joy of fulfilling God's purpose for our lives.
God's purpose was revealed before the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ in Bethlehem: People will come to know Him on an intimate basis through the Lord Jesus Christ, His Son, from every corner of the globe.
Prayer: Father, help me to remember that You are a global God and that You care about everyone, everywhere. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
"I will record Rahab and Babylon among those who acknowledge me—Philistia too, and Tyre, along with Cush—and will say, 'This one was born in Zion'" (Psalm 87:4).
Learn more in Dr. Michael Youssef's sermon Identifying with the Psalmist: LISTEN NOW