All His Benefits

            If you’ve been following the devotions this year, you know the focus each day is on something the Bible tells us about God. Most days, something that I’ve read in the Scriptures has stirred my soul and caused my eyebrows to rise in wonder. Usually I add some personal memory the verses have resurrected, or relate some deeper meaning God has revealed. Today, there’s nothing I can add to the passage to make it any clearer than it already is. The writer of Psalm 103 simply lists the wonderful things God has done for us, and reflects on the marvelous way God treats us. Enjoy being reminded.

 

  •  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, who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
  • The LORD executes righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed. He made known His ways to Moses, his acts to the children ofIsrael.
  • The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercy. He will not always strive with us, nor will He keep His anger forever. He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor punished us according to our iniquities. For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.
  • As a father pities his children, so the LORD pities those who fear Him. For He knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust. As for man, his days are like grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourishes. For the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children’s children, to such as keep His covenant, and to those who remember His commandments to do them. The LORD has established His throne in heaven, and His kingdom rules over all.  Psalm 103:1-19, (NKJ)

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©2011 Sharon Norris Elliott. Feel free to forward this devotion in its entirety, including this copyright line. Leave comments, ask questions, read past devotions, or subscribe to receive these devotions daily in your e-mail at www.sanewriter.wordpress.com. Also, periodically check in at www.LifeThatMatters.net to see what’s going on in the ministry.

 And pick up a copy of Sharon’s new book, Power Suit: The Armor of God Fit for the Feminine Frame, available at Christian bookstores, online, from New Hope Publishers, and from the Life That Matters Ministries’ website.

~ by sanewriter on September 4, 2011.

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