All Nations

All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, And shall glorify Your name. For You are great, and do wondrous things; You alone are God.

~ Psalm 86:9-10 (NKJV)

In these verses, the Psalmist expresses his earnest belief that the ability of the Lord to save, and His being the only true living God, would yet pervade all the nations of the earth. David seems to rest this assurance of God to return the nations to Himself on the greatness of God and His wondrous works, concluding all nations would one day come and worship before Him.

The hope of the Psalmist is the hope of Scripture; that all peoples from every nation, tongue, and tribe would one day come to possess a saving interest in the Lord Jesus Christ and come to worship God in His holiness. In Isaiah 2:2 we read the Lord will establish Himself in Mount Zion that “all the nations will stream to it.” And earlier in the Psalms we have the promise of God to the coming Messiah to give Him “the nations as His inheritance“.

The testimony of Scripture and the promise of God is no less sure because these things may seem so long delayed. The Gospel of Christ has gone forth with power and authority into the nations and it will accomplish it’s purpose. Of the nature or duration of the powers and principalities of this world, none can be sure. Only one thing is certain – that the kingdom of God will be set up, and that the Redeemer‘s throne will be well-established over all the earth; and that “all nations shall come and worship before God, and shall glorify His name.”

~ apl


2 thoughts on “All Nations

  1. Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. I’m plaqued with the question of “when”. Like those who didn’t believe until the veil was torn, there will be those who don’t believe till it’s a little too late.

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