Praise to the Ends of the Earth

“Like your name, O God,

So your song of praise goes to the ends of the earth;

Righteousness fills your right hand.”

(Psalm 48:11 {verse 10 in English})

There is no other name under heaven that a person may be saved apart from that of Jesus Christ the Lord. He is God and his name extends to the ends of all the earth. It is not just a name for those in particular localities, but the Gospel is for Jew and Gentile alike, slave and free, barbarian and civilized, male and female. Indeed, the name of God goes out to the ends of the earth through the Gospel of Jesus.

At the same time, there are still many places and people groups where the song of God’s praise is not known and has yet to be taken. It is a reminder to us that the work of evangelism is not yet complete. Even so, it is not just people group in far remote places that  are in need of the Gospel…it is groups of people within our own culture. Indeed, we need to support our missionaries to far away places, but how we need to evangelize our own communities, neighborhoods, and towns. How often we fall into the trap of thinking that missions work is just for those who go somewhere else and learn a new language to evangelize. Loved ones, it is work to which we have been called and it is work that is even within our backyard, lest we neglect training up our own families to call our God blessed. May indeed the name of Jesus extend to all the earth, but may we be the ones who take that name near and far to the praise of our almighty King.

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