Psalm 103 is a very popular psalm in the bible. I have read it countless times, but this time around, I decided to slow down and pay more mind. My focus in this blog is going to be on verses one to five. I hope that you will be blessed by some of the insights that I have gained into the Lord’s blessings in this powerful psalm that we all so love.
Verse 1: Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name!
God wants all of you; not an eighth, not a quarter, and not even half! He wants ALL of you! He is the lover of your soul. He deserves your whole focus. He is jealous when someone gives to another something that rightly belongs to Him.
Exodus 34:14 He is El-Kanna the Jealous God
Verse 2: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits;
We enjoy His benefits of good health, protection, joy, His breath in us, peace, and the beauty of His creation, etc. We must always be grateful for the benefits we enjoy.
Related: Being Grateful
Genesis 22:14 He is Jehovah Jireh, our Provider
Verse 3: Who forgives all your iniquities and heals all your diseases,
God does not deal with us according to our sins. He forgives us and heals us of all our physical sicknesses and our brokenness. “Is anyone among you sick, pray …… (James 5:13-15)
Genesis 15:26 He is Jehovah Rapha, Your Great Healer
Verse 4: Who redeems your life from destruction,Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies
He is your protector, deliverer, shield, and defender. His name is a strong tower, the righteousness run to it and are saved.
Jeremiah 16:19 He is Jehovah Ma’ozi, My Fortress
God loves us so generously! He is not stingy with His love. He pours it out copiously. Oh what it is to know the Father’s love!
Jeremiah 31:3 He has loved us with an everlasting love. We are His beloved.
Verse 5: Who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s
He will satisfy us and fulfill our expectations when we put all our trust in Him.
Psalm 81:10 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt; Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.
He is our restorer, he gives us strength. We have no power of our own. “Not by might, not by power but by my spirit”, says the Lord.
Psalm 28:7 He is Jehovah-Uzi, My Strength
Dear Lord, help us never to take your benefits for granted. Grant us a heart of perpetual thanksgiving that will draw us into Your Presence daily to commune with you and drink of your goodness. May we not remain the same after we have encountered You, so that we may be a blessing to others, amen.
Yaa F. Attobrah