We have all enjoyed at one time or another, a blessing. Often these come in the form of help, assistance or material things given to us during a time of need from another person. We are all familiar with the many blessings of God and realize that all blessings, all good things, ultimate come from Him.
Yet, the Bible, particularly in the Psalms, is full of references to us blessing God. How can that be? How can we, who are so much in need of what God has to offer, hope to provide anything approaching a blessing to the creator of everything?
Psalm 103 gives us some insight. “Bless the Lord, o my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name,” it begins. “Bless the Lord, o my soul, and forget none of His benefits,” it continues and then outlines many of the benefits or blessings we have from God.
The implication being that in response to God’s goodness, kindness, forgiveness and love we are to serve Him, honor Him to fear Him, “keep His covenant and remember His precepts to do them.”
Worship of God and service for Him take on an entirely different meaning when we see those acts as a blessing to God from us.
I’ll be sharing from Psalm 103 this week during Middays Prayer Time, around 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM.
Mon 08/03 Psalm 103:1-5
Tue 08/04 Psalm 103:6-10
Wed 08/05 Psalm 103:11-16
Thu 08/06 Psalm 103:17-19
Fri 08/07 Psalm 103:20-22
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