Summary: Because of the goodness of the Lord we are to always bless Him.
Psalms 103: 1- 5
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.
We are to bless the Lord in every situation of life. And as we choose to bless the Lord, the Lord will supernaturally bless us with the desires of our heart.
What is the full meaning of bless?
The dictionary meaning of bless is:
- Pay tribute to
- Pay homage to
- Give thanks to
The psalmist is telling us in Psalms 103: 1 - 5 to bless the Lord, we are called to bless the Lord at all times. There are lots of example in the living WORD of God that exhorts us to always bless the Lord.
The Lord is good and He is good all the time, it's not only in the good times that the Lord is to be blessed, it's at all times. He said in Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
And in 2 Corinthians 12:10 Paul said
Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
God said in Psalm 84:11
For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
The Lord will give grace and glory;
No good thing will He withhold
From those who walk uprightly.
Therefore, at all times we are to bless the Lord. He is faithful and good.
God does not do evil, how can a good God do evil. He called us His children. He sent His Son to save us from the hands of Satan. He cares for us even more than we care for ourselves.
Bless the Lord O my soul.
We are to bless Him from within us - our spirit man. And as we do this there will be a change in every area of our lives.
David spoke about the soul.
What is the Soul?
Soul is defined as one person, or is the Spirit and essence of a person. An example of our soul is the part of us that makes us who we are and that will live on after our death. An example of soul is the part of us that will go to heaven and be immortal, according to the teachings of certain religion.
So, we to bless the Lord with everything that is in us. With our soul we contact the intellectual world - our mind, will and emotions.
David a man of God said in this Psalm that all that is within him, is to bless His Holy Name!
We are to worship, praise , honour, give thanks to the Lord and reverence Him with all that is in us. We are to speak to our soul like David did to his, and not to forget all His benefits. It's so easy to forget everything that the Lord has done for us, especially when we are in the midst of a trial. But if we can remember that the Lord that saw us through that trial is still the same God who is always the same yesterday, today , and forever. If He has done it before He will do it again because of His faithfulness.
He is not a God that lies and can never repent. He is a God that desires the best for His children. So let's not forget all that He did before and bless Him for what He is about to do now in our lives.
David said his soul is to bless the Lord, because He forgives all his iniquities including ours:
Scriptures on God's forgiveness
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Isaiah 43: 25-26
“I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake;
And I will not remember your sins.
Put Me in remembrance;
Let us contend together;
State your case, that you may be acquitted.
Come now, and let us reason together,
Says the Lord,
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They shall be as wool.
We are to bless the Lord because He alone heals all our diseases.
The Lord is the Great Physician and heals all our diseases. He healed me of Sickle Cell Disease when He appeared to me and like I say to people that if He can heal me of this disease after 30 years then He can and will heal all types of disease.