Bless us?

Does this sound selfish to you?

Psalm 67:1-7
    To the choirmaster: with Stringed instruments. A Psalm. A Song.

    May God be gracious to us and bless us
        and make his face to shine upon us,  Selah
    [2] that your way may be known on earth,
        your saving power among all nations.
    [3] Let the peoples praise you, O God;
        let all the peoples praise you!
    [4] Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,
        for you judge the peoples with equity
        and guide the nations upon earth.  Selah
    [5] Let the peoples praise you, O God;
        let all the peoples praise you!
    [6] The earth has yielded its increase;
        God, our God, shall bless us.
    [7] God shall bless us;
        let all the ends of the earth fear him!
 

It says “bless us” but really looks to see good things happen to all people, even those not like me, maybe even my enemies.  The interesting question is how God’s blessing to us/me is of benefit to another.

   

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