Some Benefits I Do Not Want to Forget
August 6, 2010
"Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits." Psalm 103:2 KJV
David starts this Psalm by saying bless the Lord O my soul and all that is within me. The redeemed of the Lord should praise our redeemer with all we have because He is worthy. When we think of the word redeemed, we must think on what the word really means. It means to be bought off the market of sin, never to be held captive by it again. We have been set free by the grace of God. David begins the list of benefits with forgiven iniquities. The forgiveness of sin is the preparation for enjoying all the blessings that follow. A person cannot know healing, redemption, and true satisfaction until their sins are washed in that fountain filled with blood. While the weight of the sin is on a sinner, he is miserable.
The word here "forgiveth" means continual. It is far reaching, for it forgives all our sins. Oh how deep the Father's love for us. He healeth all our diseases. Once the cause is corrected, the effect also is cured. Sin is a disease that will kill the body of all men, but the soul can be preserved through Jesus Christ. He also redeemeth our life from destruction. The salvation of our God helps in this life too. I look at the lives of many I grew up with and see the destruction of sin. I am no better than they, but by the grace of God. Bless the Lord, oh my soul! My soul is redeemed and also this life I am now living. Lastly, the Lord satisfieth me with good things. God has given me so much in this life. A beautiful, godly wife. Two precious little girls. A good job that I enjoy to provide for our family. A new house far better than I deserve. Plenty of food and clothes to wear. A copy of God's word and a whole lot of friends and family.
Bless the Lord oh my soul! I do not want to forget all of His benefits! Amen!