Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Psalms Chapter 67
Metaphysically Interpreting Psalms 67:1-7
November 11, 1923: Psalms 67:1-7
What is the central theme of today's lesson? The central theme of today’s lesson is: Praise increases our good.
What should be the mental attitude of one who would use praise as a means of increase? One should first get an understanding of God: “Cause his face to shine upon us.” This understanding is attained by placing ourselves in a receptive attitude: “God be merciful unto us, and bless us.”
What is the next attitude? Next, we should be willing that God's will or way be carried out in all our earthly thoughts: “That thy way may be known upon earth.”
What is the effect of praise? That which we praise is exalted, uplifted and increased.
What is the meaning of Verse 3: “Let the peoples praise thee, O God; Let all the peoples praise thee”? When we praise God, our good, with all our thoughts (peoples), we exalt the good and all our thoughts of good are lifted up and increased.
Why should we be joyous in our praise? We should rejoice when we praise the good, because we know that its expression in the world will bring about divine judgment and equity; and by all these qualities the nations of the earth shall be divinely governed.
Does praise affect the increase of the products of the earth? Yes. Whatever we praise we multiply and increase. By praise we can multiply and increase the vital energies back of all visible things.
Is there any limit to what we may have by praising the good? No. God will bless us abundantly: “And all the ends of the earth shall fear [reverence] him.”
July 3, 1949: Psalms 67:1-7
Why does God bless us with mercifulness? We realize mercy and blessing through thanksgiving and the spirit of appreciation. We feel thankful and appreciative at the thought of the perfection of the Infinite in equity and justice. The divine law executes justice and equity in perfect degree, according to the law of thought.
Why should all peoples praise God? To put themselves in accord with God's law of increase.
What is “God, even our own God”? Our indwelling God or our consciousness of divine love, wisdom, power, and our aspiration toward the Infinite.
Transcribed by Lloyd Kinder on 11-28-2013