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So this podcast/post is a special request from dear friend of mine, (I did not ask permission to use their name, so I’ll leave that out for now), who asked to read a passage of Scripture, and Psalm 103 came to mind. I realized about half-way into the reading, that I spoke on part of this Psalm a couple of years ago around this time, but the Word of God, and this Psalm in particular, is always timely, relevant, illuminating, refreshing and encouraging. Without further ado, let’s walk through Psalm 103:1-22!
1)Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name!
2)Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits:
3)Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases,
4) Who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
5) Who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
6) The Lord executes righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed.
7) He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel.
8) The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
9) He will not always strive with us, nor will He keep His anger forever.
10) He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor punished us according to our iniquities.
11) As the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear [reverence] Him;
12) As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.
13) As a father pities his children, so the Lord pities those who fear Him.
14) For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.
15) As for man, his days are like grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
16) For the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more.
17) But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children’s children,
18) To such as keep His covenant, and to those who remember His commandments to do them.
19) The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom rules over all.
20) Bless the Lord, you his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.
21) Bless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.
22) Bless the Lord, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the Lord, O my soul.
Amen, amen, amen! BCU Fam, there are several passages of Scripture that speak to my heart–especially when the psalmist talks about God’s healing, redeeming, mercy and grace that is extended to his children. It is no wonder David started and ended the Psalm with “bless the Lord, O my soul!” Hallelujah!!!!!!
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