Bless the Lord

img_4985Bless the Lord, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name.  Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits;  Psalm 103:1-2 (NASB)

The psalmist goes on to list the benefits he is referring to in Psalm 103:2.  He tells us that the Lord pardons all of our iniquities and heals all of our diseases.

Verse 4 assures us that He redeems our life from the pit and crowns us with lovingkindness and compassion.  And verse 5 says that He satisfies our years with good things so that our youth is restored like the eagle’s.

What a list of benefits!

As you continue to read God’s word you will find that the list goes on and on.  Since we’re told not to forget any of His benefits, I think it is helpful for us to discover just what those benefits are—not to make an idol of them but to be thankful and to “bless the Lord.”

You see, we don’t seek God for the purpose of receiving His benefits.  We seek after Him because of who He is.  Matthew 6:33 tells us, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

So let’s bless the Lord with our praise and with a thankful heart  May we take time today to bless Him – with all that is within us!

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