“May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, Selah; that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations” (v1-2). God’s intention was always that the “nations” – all the peoples of the earth – would know His “saving power.” God’s blessing on Israel was designed to demonstrate His loving, gracious character; Israel was chosen to reflect the glorious light of God’s presence. Ultimately, God wants to be King over “all the ends of the earth” (v7).
“Let all the peoples praise you!” (v3). We are called to reflect God’s light, spreading the word of His “saving power” so that all the earth will praise Him.