Psalm 103:1-3 (msg) A Psalm Of David. Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases
This verse has in recent years become one of my favorites. It speaks to me in many ways.
1. The way David takes charge of His life by talking to himself. Sometimes we act as if our responses and reactions to life and it’s circumstances just happen to us. What I see here is David says to himself, “soul” bless God. Do you ever find your emotions running away with you, or your attitude become negative? It’s in those moments that you can stop and say “Soul” bless God. It’s a choice a decision to choose the right path.
2. He says forget not His benefits. This reminds me of Hebrews 11:6 “without faith it is possible to please God, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him.”. Don’t ever forget who God is, how good, powerful, great and present He is in your situation. He wants to help and bless you. There are true benefits I’m this relationship we have with our God and Christ.
3. he says God forgives ALL our iniquities and HEALS ALL our diseases.
I love the use of the word all in this passage. All meaning everything included. All kinds, all times, past present and future, big and small. ALL!
He also says in one statement just like He forgives our sins, He heals our disease. All the things that are a part of the curse of sin on this earth are dealt with in the atonement, and as much as He accomplished one He accomplished the other.
God is good! Only believe!