Bless the Lord, O My Soul – Psalms 103:1-2

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,

Psalm 103:1-2 ESV

This psalm of David comes from a heart that is overflowing with thanksgiving for all that God had done. Throughout the remainder of the psalm David recounts the blessings of God: forgiving sin; healing disease; redeeming and loving; teaching his ways; merciful and gracious; slow to anger and abounding in love.

Today we live in a world that is very busy. It is easy to fill every moment with something. We almost seem to be afraid of being still and reflective. But it is good to periodically get away from all of the distractions that surround us. To be still and reflect on your life and on God. What has God done in your life? In your family? The church you are a part of? within the world around you?

Rather than take for granted all that God has done, take the time to join with David in praising the Lord for his blessings in your life. And learn to do this, not just occasionally. But making it a part of your daily life to praise God for his blessings. Learn to live a life of praise to God.

Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Psalm 103:1 NIV

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