Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
The people He has chosen as His own inheritance
If you continue reading in the text, you’ll find that God looks down on all the people of the world and He “considers all their works” (v. 15) The psalmist recognizes that it’s not military might or physical strength that protects people and their leaders, it is God. Verse 18 says “Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, On those who hope in His mercy,”
In the physical world, we see God’s hand. He chooses who will be president or king or leader of the countries . He allows good and He allows bad. Psalm 22:8 For the kingdom is the Lord’s, And He rules over the nations. I believe that what and who He allows is based on what is best for the people at the time. Remember that chastisement is still an expression of love!
If we look at this verse in a spiritual sense, we see a nation not defined by borders, language or culture. We see a nation defined by their devotion and obedience to the Living God. Paul reminded us in Phil 3:14, 20 “I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus… (20) For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ’
We cannot begin to count the blessings that come from being citizen’s of the Lord’s nation, His chosen people. The greatest of which is salvation.