A Psalm of David.(Psalm 103:1-5 NASB)
“Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And all that is within me, bless His holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget none of His benefits;
Who pardons all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases;
Who redeems your life from the pit,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;
Who satisfies your years with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle.”
If you are like King David, “Bless the Lord, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name,” then you have remembered all of His benefits. You’re forgiven, healed of the disease of sin and purchased from the grave. How can anyone doubt His lovingkindness and compassion when they have been saved from death? Wither your years are satisfying or not has a lot to do with you.
David really believed in God Almighty. The God who revealed Himself to the world through His chosen people, Israel. King David was not perfect, and if you are measuring sins, his were pretty big. He had no excuse. God’s Spirit was upon David, the same Holy Spirit that is in God’s children today. “Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon David from that day.” (1 Samuel 16:13 NASB)
God satisfied David’s years with good things, but not without troubles. He survived them all living to the age of 70 years, dying of old age in bed with a young woman keeping him warm. 1040 BC – 970 BC. When Christ returns, He is coming with David who will once again rule over God’s chosen people in Jerusalem. That was promised to David, just as eternal life has been promised to those who believe in Jesus. “Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits; then you will find that your years will become very satisfying.
How do you bless the Lord?
Through thanksgiving and praise! I have been given 75 years, and have been crowned with God’s lovingkindness and compassion. He has given me Vicki to share our lives together, with Him. I am a witness to this truth. “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10) Real life, His life, purposeful and satisfying.
“I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart; I will tell of all Your wonders.” (Psalm 9:1 NASB)