“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
- Who forgiveth all thine iniquities;
- who healeth all thy diseases;
- Who redeemeth thy life from destruction;
- who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
- Who satisifieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagles.” Psalm 103:2-5
The Lord has blessed His children with all of the above. Now, we bless(give honor) Him in remembering who He is and who He has made us.
“Who forgiveth all thine iniquities…For thou, LORD, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee… Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more… (Ps. 86:5; John 8:11).
“…who healeth all thy diseases…I said, LORD, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee…Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee…Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. (Ps. 41:4;Matt. 9:2b,6b; 1Peter 2:24).
“Who redeemeth thy life from destruction…Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father… Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us…By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me. And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever.” (Gal. 1:4; Heb. 9:12; Ps. 41:11,12).
“…who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies…Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.” 1John 3:1-3.
“Who satisifieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagles…For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness… But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you… but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day… Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”(Ps. 107:9; Matt. 6:33; 1Cor. 4:16; Phil. 4:11-13).
So, are you satisfied with the life you’re living? If not, why? Could the answer be found in what you are filling it with? How do today’s verses speak to your need?
If you know the blessedness of being forgiven, redeemed, and satisfied, then return the blessing to the Lord by:
- Going and sinning no more.
- Living in the healing of your soul.
- Living in victory over the enemy.
- Living in the sure hope of the Lord’s coming.
- Seeking the kingdom of God and His righteousness.
- Walking in the strength of Christ.
“Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen.” Ps. 41:13.